Between the partying, the poor play and the blatant disrespect for authority and other players, some are already fed up with Johnny Football.
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel reportedly has a lot of doubters in the locker room despite having support from the front office.
Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman reported that during interviews with various players on the Browns – who remained anonymous – expressed serious doubts in Manziel’s ability to become a starting NFL QB.
In the report, Freeman wrote, “some players believed Manziel wasn’t good enough to play in the NFL. It wasn’t solely the work ethic or the partying, but a dramatic talent deficit.”
According to Freeman, one player even said, “Think about where we’d be now if we had drafted Teddy Bridgewater.”
In the 2014 NFL draft, Manziel was taken with the No. 22 overall pick by the Browns, while Bridgewater was taken with the No. 32 pick by the Minnesota Vikings and Derek Carr was taken No. 36 by the Oakland Raiders. Bridgewater and Carr both exceeded expectations in their rookie seasons, with Bridgewater being a finalist for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Manziel started two games for the Browns after the team benched QB Brian Hoyer. But Manziel was terrible in those starts, going 0-2 while throwing 2 INTs but no TDs.
Several weeks ago, Manziel checked himself into rehab for unspecified reasons, but retained the support of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam.
“It’s way too early to give up on Johnny,” Haslam said at the time.