Johnny Manziel has had an eventful offseason with a stint in rehab topping off what was a terrible rookie season in the NFL.
When Cleveland Browns selected the former Texas A&M signal caller with the 22nd overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft they knew they were taking a gamble, but head coach Mike Pettine and co will not have imagined the scope of Manziel's inner problems.
Manziel was a gamble based more on his lack of passing ability on the field. He was a dual-threat genius in college, but his lack of pocket presence was evident in his two starts for the Browns in 2014, with Manziel earning himself a shocking passer rating of 42.
On the mend
The controversial quarterback then suffered a hamstring injury which brought an end to his season, before things really took a turn for the worse when he checked himself into a rehab facility that specialises in alcohol and drug abuse.
Manziel is now out of that facility and is said to be doing well. In fact, in a recent interview on NFL Network, general manager Ray Farmer revealed that Manziel is a new man since his stint in rehab and looks more focused now.
"Johnny's been good since he's been around the Browns family," Farmer told NFL Network. "I commend the young man for taking the necessary steps that he felt were needed to take. That being said, since he's been back here, he's been good.
"He's doing everything he's been asked to do. He seems dialed in and focused and that's what it's about, making football his first priority for us on this end, but, again, inevitably, we're really focused on making sure the young man has his life together."
Can Manziel recover?
So NFL fans, will Manziel rebuild his career with the Browns and be a starter one day for the team? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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