Former Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage said that he believes the Browns wasted quarterback Johnny Manziel’s ability in his rookie season.
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The Cleveland Browns had a promising season in 2014 as they started with a 7-4 record in their first 11 games.
However, they completely melted down in their final five games as quarterback Johnny Manziel failed to make the most of his first starting opportunity.
This has caused Browns head coach Mike Pettine to take heat for benching Brian Hoyer.
Former Browns general manager Phil Savage weighed in on the controversial quarterback.
“If you were going to pour him into a traditional offense then it was going to be a waste of his ability because his ability is to play backyard football,” Savage said to Cleveland.com.
Manziel was drafted in the first round of the 2014 draft with the 22nd overall pick after the Browns traded down, so the Browns will not be giving up on the former Heisman Trophy winner anytime soon.
However, the quarterback will need to shed his “party boy” reputation and show improvement to assure the coaching staff that he can be the man going forward.