Browns players not ready to give job to Johnny Manziel

AP

Browns players are happy to have Johnny Manziel, but for the moment, they’ve got Brian Hoyer’s back.

Several players said Monday they expected Manziel to add some energy and competition, but weren’t ready to rule out Hoyer keeping the starting quarterback job.

I think good old Johnny Football is going to be a good addition to Cleveland,” center Alex Mack said , via Pat McManamon of ESPN.com. “Don’t know who the starter is going to be, though.”

Linebacker Jabaal Sheard said “Hoyer’s going to come out fighting,” while others shrugged about the level of attention coming their way.

“It’ll help sell tickets, which will make a lot of people smile in the building,” left tackle Joe Thomas said. “That’s a good thing, . . . New England is probably the most secretive of any NFL program, and they still have Tom Brady doing Ugg commercials. He has TMZ following him everywhere he goes.

“It’s just a matter of how the player handles it. I don’t know Johnny and I haven’t met him, but I’m sure he’ll have a lot of guidance in how he handles things around here with the attention he’s getting.”

Of course, if Manziel proves himself their best bet on the field, they’ll all be in his corner. And probably looking to hang out with him and Drake.

31 responses to “Browns players not ready to give job to Johnny Manziel

  1. We will find out quickly how many players have his back if the O-Line doesn’t help him up on occasion like the Redskins players did with RG3.

    Manziel worries me as a fan because he seems to be so narcissistic.

  2. Simple. If he performs well then nobody will care that he is being followed around or the media attention that follows him. If he sucks, then the media attention will disappear and nobody will care.

    The fact that he has been dealing with this attention for multiple years in the biggest media conference in the land should help. I would hope he has learned at least something from his time in the spotlight and how to appropriately handle it.

    At the end of the day he is a 21 year old kid, and no amount of people telling him to change is going to cause him to change. He has to grow up and be a man. Sadly, that’s not going to happen at 21 years old. People here will judge him, when they would do the same in his situation.

  3. Hoyer is the best QB on the roster…It was proven last year. I hope he wins the job..

  4. Teddy Bridgewater & Johny Manziel will both be respective stars at their positions.

    The Minnesota Vikings will win the NFC North this year.

    The Cleveland Browns will win the AFC North this year.

    It’s that simple.

    Just because one is good doesn’t mean the other won’t be.

    Bortles & Carr will both be busts though.

  5. Browns have Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Baltimore, Bye week to start the season. Hoyer will need to win two out of three of those games to keep Johnny on the bench Week 5. Without Josh Gordon, that will be a tall order.

  6. I’ll give the most honest assessment as one can ever give! It’s Brian billy hoyer not Joe Montana not Aaron Rodgers but brain billy hoyer! He’s not a scrub but he is a journeyman ! The browns didn’t disrespect him by drafting Johnny boy ! All billy hoyer earned was the chance to start the offseason program taking the first snaps but he didn’t earn anymore then that he’s absolutely not a franchise qb and they shouldn’t have treated him as such ! If he outplays manziel then he should start but they couldn’t be anymore wise by not moving forward thinking hoyer is anything more then a stopgap solution

  7. Maybe I read their statements out of context but it seemed like they were talking about him like an outsider. I get he’s a rookie but he’s now their teammate and franchise quarterback

  8. I think he is set up for a real shock in the NFL, the veterans want to see him prove that he can get the job done. Bill

  9. I don’t care who starts as long as the Browns put the better player on the field. Hoyer definitely isn’t going to lay down for Johnny Football. Definitely can’t wait for the preseason games to start now. I hope they let each QB start 2 games.

  10. Hoyer has the best resume of any Brown’s QB for the past 5 years – he actually played 2 whole games where he didn’t completely suck. That’ll be hard to beat out.

  11. I think the Joe Thomas comment pretty much sums it all up. Big cherries for saying that. The pick sells tickets.

  12. I understand he just called RGMe to see who did, and how much his personal logo was..Johnny wants one too

  13. The only threat you have on offense is your TE and thats it. When gordon goes bye for the year then what. You have little, Hawkins and really thats it Burleson broke the same are again and he will be back to camp but that arm will be weak one good hit and hes done. They are setting Johnny up for failure right off to bat. Your going to have hoyer start against pittsburgh he will be running for his life. So ill say Johnny will be in by 3rd quarter. Untill he proves he can do it without mike evens the case it out on him. Do I want cleveland to be what they were in the early 90s yes do I see it happening nope. You drafted Gilbert was a good pick but to lose more than likely Haden. But cant wait to football to start.

  14. It always goes like this until the young guy comes in and starts winning games. It was still players on that ’04 team wanting Tommy Maddox back when the Steelers were 10-1 or something with Roethlisberger his rookie year. That’s the business when you come in as a rookie, especially one that is expected to be the guy eventually.

  15. His little dollar hand sign is extremely immature big time red flag. Already shows he’s a me player exactly what the Browns don’t need. The free agent rookie Shaw will eventually be Browns starter he’s a real team player if not Hoyer.

  16. The biggest problem is for the Browns to find a helmet to fit. This guy is the most egotistical player to EVER hit the NFL.

    He is what haters wanted Cam Newton to be, so they could hate him even more. SURPRISE … Here-e-e-e-eze’s JOHNNY!!!

    The defenders are gonna love hitting this guy. He is everything sportsmen have told us for decades we are supposed to hate, yet he is loved. When they see him jumping in the air every time to try and go deep, they will realize that Hoyer is the guy.

    The Browns sold any chance of team success for a few jersey sales. It gets cold in Cleveland. They’ll need’em for the bonfire.

  17. The way Manziel has been acting since the draft reminds me so much of Cade McNown. If he keeps it up, he might find himself with the same career.

Leave a Reply