This should be surprising to no one, not even Johnny Backup. The Browns have maintained from the start that Hoyer had the pole position out of the gate.
Manziel has closed the gap, but it's still very early in the process.
Not only should we not be shocked that the Browns wrote down Hoyer's name first, we shouldn't take it as any sort of referendum on the quarterback battle.
A team's first depth chart of the season is about as meaningful as a Wonderlic score.
Most teams also consciously bury rookies deep on the depth chart.
The Browns also have No. 8 overall pick Justin Gilbert slotted behind incumbent Buster Skrine, and Terrance West sits behind Ben Tate. The only rookie in the starting set at the moment is left guard Joel Bitonio.
One other note from the Browns depth chart: