The Cleveland Browns seem to have had more quarterbacks than a bank has quarter rolls. As we know, not having solid, dependable quarterback isn’t good for any NFL team. Just look at how the Green Bay Packers suffered without their franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers towards the end of the 2013 season. The Browns have some explosive players on offense, but now is the time to find their franchise quarterback. Today Johnny Manziel declared for the 2014 NFL Draft, and the Browns must select him with their No. 4 overall pick.
Manziel finished his last college season with 4114 passing yards, 37 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, and he is expected to go within the top five picks of this year’s draft. The Browns will be looking to get Teddy Bridgewater or Johnny, but here’s why they need the latter. He knows how to win football games, which is something the Browns often fail to do. With his winning mentality the Browns would receive an instant upgrade. The fans would also love having a winner on their franchise rather than the awful quarterbacks they’re used to.
Although some think he will be a risky pick to make, he will adapt and will have a great rookie season so the Browns need to ensure that good season is for them and not a rival team. With weapons like Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron, Manziel would find it easy to win football games in the NFL. The Browns had some great moments in the 2013 season with these two players performing sensationally under the leadership of poor quarterbacks like Brandon Weeden, so imagine what they could do under the promising Manziel. Also, unless they’re lacking the smarts to realize, the Browns need and should get a top running back to give Manziel a threat that the 2013 quarterbacks did not have.
It’s still a while until we find out what the Browns will do in the draft come May, but they need to do whatever it takes to bring ‘Johnny Football’ to Cleveland.