It has been reported that Johnny Manziel has been released after being in rehab for 10 weeks due to substance abuse and addiction to alcohol. He will be returning to Cleveland and joining his team for workouts on April 20th. He is expected to be competing with Josh McCown for the starting Quarterback job in next season. Fans like Christian Broda know that McCown is the 11 year veteran the Browns have brought in from Tampa Bay to bring some experience to the position of quarterback. However, with these two guys now looking to square off over the next few months, it does not mean the team will not make some moves to draft one of the two star-hopeful QB’s coming out in this year’s Draft.
Manziel was unable to prove his worthiness of the starting job last season and only worked to become a distraction in the locker room and off of the field. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M would not be the first professional dud to have achieved great collegiate accolades. But if he is to overcome his recent past, he must continue to put his personal life in order and focus on becoming the QB that the Browns were hopeful he would be when they drafted him with the 22nd pick in the first round of last year’s draft. Otherwise, the team will once again move on from a failed drafted quarterback and will continue to struggle to get out of the bottom of the AFC.