Give Ron Jaworski credit for consistency.
Because unlike other providers of televised words in exchange for money who change their tune when public opinion rolls the other way, Jaworski has dug in on the anti-Johnny Manziel act.
After initially saying he wouldn’t draft Manziel in the first three rounds, then grudgingly moving him into his third round, Jaworski told Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com that Manziel wouldn’t beat out Brian Hoyer for the Browns starting job.
“Johnny just needs experience,” Jaworski said, after watching a Browns practice. “He had a two-year college career. I think these guys need to mature mentally and physically with more college reps. This is totally different. This is your life now. You compete against guys married and have kids and they compete like hell. The more experience you have I think the better chance you have of being successful at this level. . . .
“It’s noticeable when you watch the offense when he’s [Hoyer] running it or any of the other quarterbacks. He’s a veteran quarterback. The machinations at the line of scrimmage, the understanding, the command, the calling of the plays – you can tell he’s a veteran quarterback.”
And perhaps as importantly in Jaworski’s evaluation, he’s not Johnny Manziel.