Pettine: Hoyer to start Browns second preseason game against Washington Redskins Monday night

CLEVELAND - Brian Hoyer is set to start at quarterback during Monday's preseason game against the Washington Redskins, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

Even though the Browns plan to start Hoyer at QB, Pettine said the actual starter isn't important.

“It’s just something right now where we are comfortable with Brian going out there to start the game,” Pettine said. “I think it’s a little overblown as to who the starter is going to be. The key component, as I’ve stated earlier this week, is that we are going to balance the reps. We will play it a little by ear as it goes on, we haven’t truly decided as far as the rotation but the goal is, for when we look at the stat sheet at halftime, that they both have the same amount of repetitions and hopefully they both get a good amount of work.”  

Monday's game begins at 8 p.m. in Washington and will be televised on ESPN.