The Browns are already selling season tickets and jerseys thanks to the arrival of Johnny Manziel in the NFL draft, but Manziel says he won’t spend any time basking in the attention.
“It means a lot to me, obviously, getting a lot of support already,” Manziel said. “But there’s work that needs to be done. There’s things that need to be done.”
Asked about stories during his college career that he was more interested in enjoying the limelight than in putting in hard work, Manziel said he knows what his priorities need to be.
“I need to put in an immense amount of time to be as good as I want to be,” Manziel said. “Those off-the-field things never cut into my time.”
Manziel knows that he has to prove he’s better than Brian Hoyer if he’s going to get on the field, and that’s what he intends to do.
“My main goal right now is to come in and work extremely hard and try to get better as a football player,” Manziel said.
On his first day in Cleveland, Manziel is saying all the right things.