The Cleveland Browns are known as a graveyard for quarterbacks and it has been well-documented how many QBs the franchise has shuffled through over the years. Cleveland fans are hoping that Texas A&M Aggies‘ Heisman-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel won’t follow the same trend.
As the winner of the most prestigious award in college football as a freshman in 2012, Manziel proved to people that he can be a quarterback by even improving his passing stats in 2013, throwing for 400 more yards and 11 more touchdowns.
Although he didn’t rely on his feet as much in 2013, he became known as the quarterback who was hard to take down as he could scramble out a sack with ease.
For Johnny to make an appearance in Cleveland next year makes him the biggest star in the city since maybe LeBron James — or Kyrie Irving, depending on who you ask.
Why is this the best situation for him to show his worth in the NFL?
Take a look at how bad the Browns have been in the past decade-plus. This team has been an embarrassment to its fans and people just write them off before the season even begins. If there is any team that would make Johnny look like a hero by turning them around, it’s the Browns.
Sure they have Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron, but the team is so bad that if the Browns could somehow make it to .500 behind Manziel, they would be singing his praises for years.
Well, he has to beat out Brian Hoyer for the starting spot first.
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