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Johnny Manziel endured the longest day of his life last Thursday before he was eventually drafted 22nd overall by the Cleveland Browns in the NFL Draft.

The move was a brave one by the Browns as they traded up to get him, and former legendary quarterback Phil Simms believes the result is perfect for both Manziel and Cleveland.

Ahead of the 2014 NFL season, CBS announced their Thursday Night Football schedule, but Jim Nantz and Phil Simms couldn't help but talk a little about Johnny during their opportunity on air.

Nantz is particularly a fan of the move, and he believes he is exactly what the city of Cleveland needs right now.

The fans of the AFC North team have been starved of success and coverage on a national stage in recent years, and Manziel can potentially bring all of that to the table.

"There's so much interest with Johnny Football as he's known. And you mix it with a city that's starved for a win. I'm happy for Cleveland. That's an important city in our AFC franchise on Sundays," said Nantz. 

"Not anything to brag about for a long time. Now with Johnny Manziel coming to Cleveland it's an explosive combination of a city just dying for the opportunity to be back on the map again and the most-talked about player entering the NFL year."

Simms also feels that Manziel needs Cleveland, with the former Texas A&M quarterback highly likely to start throughout his rookie season.

"People have forgotten that his offensive coordinator is Kyle Shanahan. And Kyle Shanahan was with the Washington Redskins and he did an unbelievable job with [Robert Griffin III]," Simms said.

"I expect him to create a new kind of offense. I think he got very fortunate going to the Cleveland Browns, Johnny Manziel, and he's probably in the best situation he could've found for himself in Cleveland."

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