Johnny Football time: Manziel replaces injured McCown, throws TD pass

Updated Sep 13, 2015 at 1:52p ET

Johnny Manziel's 2015 debut has arrived much sooner than anticipated, and he is already delivering.

Starting Browns quarterback Josh McCown is out for the game after taking a hard hit at the end of Cleveland's opening drive. McCown was sprinting toward the end zone when he was hit hard while diving for the goal line, knocking the ball loose for a Jets touchback. McCown was 5 of 8 for 49 yards as the Browns drove 90 yards and ate up nearly 10 minutes of clock.

Manziel, who has been sidelined since Aug. 23 with tendinitis in his throwing elbow, led the Browns to a touchdown on his first possession with a bomb to Travis Benjamin for a 54-yard touchdown. It was the first career touchdown pass for Manziel.

Cleveland leads 7-0 early in the second quarter.