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Johnny Manziel should have stopped 'Johnny Football'

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He is enigmatic, he is controversial and now for the first time, Johnny Manziel appears to be more mature.

Ever since being drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2014, Manziel has become one of the NFL's biggest personalities.

He has been on the party scene, become a starting quarterback, got a season ending injury and now he has been to rehab.

Manziel has returned to Browns OTA's with a renewed attitude and a seemingly more relaxed personality which may serve the second year pro well.

Looking back on his rookie year, Manziel has been somewhat critical of himself but now his criticisms have gone even further than last season.

During his college days with Texas A&M, Manziel earned himself a very interesting nickname which he know looks back on with regret.

Known as Johnny Football, Manziel came to the league with a big reputation and failed to live up to the hype.

Now Manziel has made some remarks about his previous nickname which could show that the quarterback is reformed.

"I didn't do my best to hush things down, push down the hype. At times I welcomed it with immaturity and just accepted that a little bit - and that's my fault.'' - Manziel on the reputation of Johnny Football

Manziel has recently revealed that he will also be dropping his infamous money sign and he has clearly shown commitment to his reformed self.

Only time will tell however if Manziel's new attitude will once again earn him the starting spot in Cleveland.

New competition

The Browns have brought in former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown this off-season and he will provide the competition for Manziel.

McCown has certainly not come with a great record from last year and many Browns fans feel that the team will struggle at the position next year.

Who knows what will happen for Cleveland next year but in the packed AFC North, it will still be very difficult for them to challenge for a play-off spot.

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