We all know about Johnny Manziel and how he has lived the high life over the last couple of years. JFF(Johny F****** Football) has had his fair share of parties from showing up in a Las Vegas pool on inflatable swan with a magnum of champagne to getting kicked out of a Texas frat while starring for rivals A&M. Yet to give Manziel credit I think he has matured some in the last year as he is after realizing how serious he has got to the NFL in order to succeed. Manziel showed his desire to succeed and reform himself this off-season by voluntarily entering rehab to put the partying lifestyle behind him. Yet that might not be enough according to reports.
Chris Mortenson of ESPN reported this week that it appeared that the Browns are ready to move on from Manziel after just one year. Here is what Mortensen had to say.
“I think about 90 percent that they have moved on [from Manziel] in their own minds except that they really don’t know who they’re going to get when Johnny leaves rehab, which has been an extended stay — a two-month stay,” Mortensen said, via the News-Herald. “He should be getting out some time in the first week of April if they’re satisfied that he’s ready to go out and get into society and that whatever deep-rooted problems that he had has been addressed. The bottom line is that Johnny Manziel’s future with the Browns has been in question. When they were putting together half of a new offensive staff, Manziel’s name barely even came up in conversation.”
If the Browns were to move on from Manziel after just one year it really would unorthodox with most players, even horrific busts like JaMarcus Russell and Ryan Leaf get two or three years before the team moves on. It isn’t like Manziel didn’t show any promise either with some encouraging signs in Manziel’s first drive against Buffalo but there was also plenty to worry about such as in his start against the Bengals. DeFilippo though seems to have aligned himself with Josh McCown who is a better fit and played for him in Oakland but has a limited shelf life at 35. What the case the writing could be on the wall for Manziel as far as his career with the Browns is concerned.