Johnny Manziel looks like he is finally set to get his NFL career back on track.
After spending over two months receiving treatment for the issues that have been plaguing him ever since he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns this time last year, Manziel has finally left rehab and will be rejoining the Browns.
According to a report from ESPN, Manziel left the facility - which specializes in dealing with drug and alcohol problems - this weekend.
Manziel checked into the facility on Jan. 28 in an effort to "be a better family member, friend and teammate," family attorney Brad Beckworth said in a statement issued to ESPN on Feb. 3. The former Heisman Trophy winner spent more than two months in the facility despite initial quotes from the Browns saying the quarterback would only be their for a couple of weeks.
As always with a story like this, there are two sides. From the personal view he will want to stay on the straight and narrow, focusing purely on getting better and continuing his recovery. However, being a professional sportsmen, he also has to fully dedicate himself to the game and repaying the Browns' faith.
But if Manziel really wants to become an NFL quarterback, he has a lot of hard work ahead of him. Firstly, he has to win back the trust of his teammates and coaches who watched him throw away a starting job last year.
Secondly, Manziel actually has to prove that he has the skills and talent to be a quarterback in the National Football League. There was a lot of doubt surrounding the former Texas A&M star coming in to the draft, and he did nothing to dispel those doubts when he eventually saw the field, failing to throw a single passing touchdown.