Titans vs. Browns: Full Cleveland Game Preview

September 17, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Losing to the rookie quarterback the team reportedly flirted with acquiring during the offseason would be another early blow to a Cleveland Browns team trying to improve on its encouraging seven-win 2014 season.
But that’s a real possibility if Marcus Mariota plays even remotely as well as he did in his debut last week against Tampa Bay. The rookie finished with four touchdowns—all in the first half—and a perfect passer rating of 158.3.
That’s nothing to scoff at. That’s frightening, actually, after watching Ryan Fitzpatrick move the ball on Cleveland’s defense last week.
Instead of paying a king’s ransom to trade up to the No. 2 overall pick where Mariota was drafted, the Browns will likely trot out second-year quarterback Johnny Manziel. Seeing the backup quarterback in Cleveland hasn’t been a question of if but when in recent years.
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