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Johnny Manziel's Browns' starting debut will be a flop, says Vegas

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Johnny Football time has arrived, but not everybody is as hopeful as Manziel is about his chances of succeeding in the NFL.

Manziel was a star during his two starting seasons in college football as the quarterback for Texas A&M, but despite getting drafted in the first round, Manziel has had to bide his time as the Browns' back-up behind Brian Hoyer.

But thankfully for Manziel's career aspirations, Hoyer has been terrible in the last month. Manziel was announced as the starter as a result, but bookmakers across the country still feel that he won't be able to cut it in the NFL during his debut as Browns' starting QB this weekend at home to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Manziel is predicted to fail 

As always, there are an array of different bets on offer for those willing to put some money on whether or not Manziel will fail in his first start for the Browns. But which way should you bet?

According to, there are some safe bets that have Manziel doing well. Those include his ability to keep the starting job beyond this week, with Vegas saying that win or lose the Browns are likely to keep Manziel, either as they hold onto the hot hand or just to see what Johnny can do for the rest of the season.

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Vegas does not believe in Manziel 

But the majority of betting options lean towards Manziel making a forgettable performance on Sunday against the Bengals.

The Browns are 30/1 to make the NFL playoffs with Manziel as their starter, while Manziel's odds to throw for 300+ yards on Sunday are 15/1.

And even Manziel's ability to run the ball effectively has been questioned, with Vegas giving odds of 30/1 that Manziel runs for more than 100 yards at home to Cincinnati.

Manziel won't care about his haters, he never has. It's hard to see him doing incredibly well on Sunday when you consider the lack of a stable run game Cleveland has. But who knows, Manziel has proved he can be a magician on the football field during his college career with Texas A&M, and it would take a brave man to bet against him proving himself in the NFL. 

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