Coach Mike Pettine has maintained that the starter will be decided Tuesday, but after the game he changed his tune.
"All the options are on the table," Pettine said at the postgame news conference. " ... Whoever gives us a chance to win the opener is going to be the starter."
Cleveland defenders had as many yards in interception returns as the offense generated in total by late in the second quarter.
Hoyer went three-and-out on three of his four legitimate series. His two completions were both thrown within a foot of the line of scrimmage. Manziel provided the lone offensive highlight, an eight-minute drive aided by penalties and capped off by an inside screen to Dion Lewis that went for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter.
Prior to that series against Redskins' backups, Manziel's night was filled with inaccurate passes, missed reads, shaky pocket presence, failure to adjust to blitzes and a botched clock sequence.
If Manziel proved not ready for prime time, Hoyer served up a useful reminder that he's no more than a journeyman player best utilized in a second- or third-string role.
He's going to need another week to sort through this mess.