"I think in the NFL that you do yourself a disservice if you don't have two quarterbacks ready," Pettine said Friday on "The Opening Drive" on SiriusXM NFL Radio. "And people have asked me about potentially a two-quarterback system and having a package for him. That is on the table.
"I don't know if that's anything that we want to commit to just now because Brian [Hoyer] -- because of the competition -- is a little bit behind in the chemistry and continuity of working with that first group."
On Wednesday, Pettine had announced Hoyer as the team's starting quarterback for Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
"We didn't see him as truly behind, but it was just Brian had that slight edge," Pettine said of Manziel. "We're confident that if we do put Johnny in a game, he'll play well."
Pettine added that it's been a long time since the Browns haven't had to use two quarterbacks in a season for various reasons.Related Video
Hoyer To Start, Manziel To Study
Jim Trotter discusses how the Browns have handled the decision-making process in naming Brian Hoyer as their starting quarterback.