The Browns are preparing to move forward with Johnny Manziel as the starting quarterback for Week 2. Josh McCown remains in the concussion protocol but attended meetings and watched film Monday, a day after suffering a concussion on a helmet-to-helmet hit in the first quarter.
Nerdy Football Analysis: A league source said McCown felt good, but head coach Mike Pettine said the team began the week anticipating Manziel will get the start Sunday in the home opener against the Tennessee Titans.
“If we have our starting quarterback in protocol … it’s an ideal situation that Josh would be back at the end of the week, but we have to plan otherwise that he won’t be available at least early for practice, ” Pettine said. “We’ll see how it plays out. Johnny early in the week will get the starting quarterback reps.”
Neither Manziel nor McCown is a recommended play in anything but the deepest of fantasy leagues — one that would have to ignore turnovers and award extra points for pantomime and panache.