Browns will plan with Manziel as starter in Week 2

Johnny Manziel saw the field sooner than anyone expected on Sunday. He might not be leaving it.

Browns coach Mike Pettine told reporters on Monday that Cleveland will plan for Week 2's matchup against the Titans with Manziel as the starter.

The plan is less about Manziel -- who delivered an uneven relief effort on Sunday against the Jets -- and more about the health of Josh McCown, who suffered a concussion in the team's season-opening loss.

McCown will go through the NFL's concussion protocol this week. Manziel will start the week working with the first-team offense.

Manziel himself is far from the picture of health. The second-year quarterback, who has lingering elbow soreness, acknowledged after Sunday's loss that the elbow gave him trouble at times against the Jets.

"There were just a few bites here and there, just a little bit of tightness," Manziel said, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. "But other than that, for the majority, to go all the way through the game, it really didn't bother me that much."

Had Manziel been unable to finish Sunday's game, wide receiver Brian Hartline was the next man up on the quarterback depth chart. Recently signed Austin Davis will serve as Manziel's backup if McCown is sidelined on Sunday.

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