Mount Rushmore of most hated figures in Cleveland Browns history

Cleveland Browns, Art Modell. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
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Browns, Johnny Manziel
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2. Johnny Manziel: Former Cleveland Browns quarterback

In 2014, Cleveland had two of the worst Round 1 selections possible. First, they traded up for Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert at No. 8. He lasted just two seasons with the Browns before being traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a mere sixth-round pick. Gilbert was there for one season and that was it for his NFL career.

As bad as that selection was, it paled in comparison to their second pick in that round. At No. 22 overall, the Browns added Johnny Manziel from Texas A&M. Johnny “Football” was supposed to bring a little swagger to the offense but instead, he brought drama and dysfunction.

There were reports that Manziel showed up to practice drunk, which shouldn’t be too surprising after seeing him act like a real-life Billy Madison for much of his time in the spotlight.

Whether it was using wads of cash as a cell phone or riding an inflatable swan while drinking, Manziel cared about partying ‚— not footballing.

With his lack of commitment, it didn’t take long for Manziel to lose the respect of his teammates. And for those who might have tried to look past his antics, they were turned off by his poor play.

In two seasons, Manziel went 2-6 as a starter while completing just 57 percent of his throws. He was done by 2015 and never sniffed an NFL field again. He did get to play a little in the CFL and is currently in the Fan Controlled League, which is quite the fall from grace.