Johnny Manziel Blames The Browns For Not Recognizing His Poor Work Habits

By on April 10, 2018 in ArticlesSports News

It's been awhile since we've seen Johnny Manziel on the football field. The former Heisman Trophy winner and first-round draft pick spent two uneven seasons in Cleveland before the Browns waived him in March of 2016.

The way Manziel tells it, the Browns should have seen this coming.

During a recent appearance on The Dan Patrick Show, Manziel said his former team is to blame for not recognizing his shortcomings – especially his work ethic and motivation.

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"If Cleveland did any of their homework, they would have known I wasn't a guy who came in every day and watched film," Manziel said on the show. "I wasn't a guy who really knew the X's and O's of football."

For a guy who didn't particularly know the ins and outs of football, Manziel sure fooled the football world. He was so heavily scouted and hyped coming out of Texas A&M that even mundane events like visiting the Nike factory in Oregon were a big deal.

The end result? Two years in Cleveland, seven touchdowns, seven interceptions, and a whole lot of off the field drama. For his work, Manziel made $6 million from the Browns.

Even though he hasn't played in a professional game in more than two years, Manziel is attempting a comeback in the NFL, working out with several teams this offseason. He plans to play in the CFL if he can't find a roster spot in the NFL.

Wherever he ends up, we just hope he's a bit more committed to trying this time around.

Articles Written by Joey Held
If there's a story anywhere in the world of music, sports, or entertainment, Joey wants to tell it. He's been freelancing since 2010, and prior to that, he attended the University of Miami, where he double majored in broadcast journalism and sport administration. A Chicago native, Joey currently resides in Austin, TX. Follow him on Twitter and Google+ and always feel free to suggest a song for his next karaoke performance.
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