Johnny Manziel named Browns starting quarterback

The Ravens are probably fine with Johnny Manziel taking over at quarterback for the Browns.

On Sunday, the Ravens will oppose Case Keenum, not normal starter Nick Foles, after St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher announced Monday that he was making a change at starting quarterback.

It seem that they’ll also see a quarterback the following week that has spent much of the season as a backup.

According to multiple reports, the Cleveland Browns have decided to start 2014 first-round NFL draft pick Johnny Manziel for the rest of the season. The Ravens play the Browns on Nov. 30 on “Monday Night Football.”

Manziel, the former Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M, has started three games this season for the Browns, completing 76 of 128 passing attempts for five touchdowns and two interceptions.

Browns veteran starter Josh McCown, who has been dealing with a rib injury, will go to the sidelines. Manziel has never thrown a pass against the Ravens, but they probably won’t mind seeing him and not McCown.

In the Ravens’ 33-30 overtime loss to the Browns on Oct. 11, McCown completed 36 of 51 passing attempts for 457 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for a 10-yard touchdown.

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