Making it in the NFL isn’t the easiest thing to do for young draft picks. Each year, dozens of players are drafted with the expectations of producing at the next level and possibly putting fans in the stands, but that rarely works out. However, Johnny Manziel has already started producing season ticket holders just hours after being drafted by the Cleveland Browns.
According to Adam Schefter, season ticket sales skyrocketed just hours after Cleveland fans heard about the selection of their quarterback.
Browns president Alex Scheiner told @darrenrovell that, in 12 hours after Johnny Manziel was selected, team sold more than 1,500 season tix.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 9, 2014
Apparently Manziel is making a LeBron James-like splash in the city of Cleveland — something the city desperately needs with no end to the terrible sports luck in sight.
Selling more than 1,500 season tickets priced at $500 and above was a big deal for the team as there was probably no hope in the fan base before the draft began. Adding the electric quarterback means the team will have a starter from day one and he could take this team from bland and boring and turn it into his playground of excitement.
Cleveland is rejoicing at the selection of Johnny Football, and why shouldn’t they?
Many fans are pumped at the fact that they will have a Heisman-winning QB lead the way, but other realistic fans realize that Cleveland is a graveyard for quarterbacks and this could easily end the kid’s chances of ever having success in the NFL.
I guess tossing the ball up to Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron isn’t such a bad gig.
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