Johnny Manziel has had an unbelievably poor start to his life in the National Football League.
Manziel was handed the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback job on a silver platter but managed to lose it to Brian Hoyer after deciding to party all over the U.S instead of learning the playbook. By the time Manziel actually got the chance to play, he still didn't know the playbook.
So despite the fact that he may be coming out of rehab in time for OTA's and pre-season workouts, Manziel still has a long way to go to earn the respect of his teammates, so says Browns All-Pro tackle Joe Thomas.
Thomas was speaking to Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland when he revealed that the quarterback may have a long way to go before his Browns teammates can trust in him.
“I think he’s going to have to prove to the team that football is important and being the man, being the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, is important, it is his goal, his single goal in his life,” the left tackle said.
“You know, I think he lost probably a lot of trust among the guys on the team last year by the way he handled himself once he became the starter."
The quarterback position still isn't settled in Cleveland. Whilst they brought in Josh McCown to cover the loss of Brian Hoyer - who decided he'd rather leave his hometown team to fight for a job at the Texans - but there are still rumours about potential moves for Sam Bradford or Marcus Mariota.
Whatever happens, Johnny Manziel faces a fight to be accepted in the locker room and prove himself to the coaching staff that he can be a franchise quarterback who was worthy of a first round pick. If Manziel doesn't then this could already be the end of Johnny Football.
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