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Around the AFC North: Brian Hoyer out, Johnny Manziel in

The Browns switched after Hoyer's struggles in the past three games.

Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Before the season I wrote an article asking how many games you thought Brian Hoyer would last before Johnny Manziel took over. We weren't optimistic. We were also wrong, as it took 13 games and two terrible losses before Hoyer was pulled for Manziel.

The news was first reported by FOX Sports' Jay Glazer.

Hoyer started out well, throwing seven touchdowns to one interception and keeping the Browns in contention for the playoffs as well as the AFC North. But then Hoyer did a complete 180 and threw seven interceptions to one touchdown while going 1-2 in the past three games, despite having Josh Gordon on board.

Barring injury, Manziel will likely be facing the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on Week 17. The Ravens have fared well against rookie quarterbacks, with Zach Mettenberger being the latest victim. Manziel saw some action against the Bills last week, but didn't do much, as he went 5-of-8 for 63 yards, ran for a touchdown and had what looked like a fumble get ruled as an incomplete pass. The caveat with Manziel's game against the Bills is that all of his statistics came in garbage time.

At least C.J. Mosley will make good on his promise to hit Manziel.