Cleveland Browns: 5 highlights since the team’s last victory
Hue Jackson inherited a roster that still saw Johnny Manziel listed at the quarterback position. And after failing second, third and fourth chances under Mike Pettine, it was clear the young quarterback had no spot on this new team.
The Browns let him hang around for a few months, ultimately cutting him in March and adding Robert Griffin III to the roster. Griffin hasn’t done much so far, but at least he can handle the stardom that comes with being an NFL player.
Manziel clearly has demons so it is wrong to bash and criticize him too much, but the Browns did not have any more time to deal with his issues. Cutting him was a sign that character will be valued just as much as skill, which is a basic step in building a football team that can mesh together for more than one season.
Manziel’s claim to fame is that as of now, he remains the last Browns quarterback to lead the team to a win. It is an embarrassing mark for the franchise, but one more win will help the team move on from any mentions of Johnny Football.