Dick LeBeau expects Johnny Manziel to be Browns Week 1 starter

Johnny Manziel

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau believes he knows whom the Cleveland Browns will start in the regular season opener in Pittsburgh on Sept. 7.

I’m expecting (Johnny) Manziel to be the starter,” LeBeau told cleveland.com Monday. “That’s what I’m expecting. What he did in college is not an accident. He did it often enough against good teams.”

LeBeau believes the Browns’ first-round draft pick will be a lot to handle for the Steelers, who play the Browns twice in the first five game.

“I think he is going to be a handful for all of us,” said LeBeau. “You watch all his games and he created plays, he made plays, he kept plays alive.

“He has the ability to see people and the touch with the football to get it in there late in the down. I think he will be successful at this level.”

According to ESPN’s Pat McManamon, Brian Hoyer is listed as the Browns starting quarterback heading into their first preseason game against the Detroit Lions on Saturday.

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