Johnny Manziel wasn’t ready to be the Browns’ starting quarterback as a rookie. If he doesn’t make major strides in 2015, will the Browns give up on Manziel? Not according to their owner, Jimmy Haslam.
“Despite what everybody reads and says, we’ve not at all given up on Johnny,” Haslam said Saturday via Cleveland.com. “We think he has the potential to be a good football player. Now, having the potential and doing it are two different things, but I think we’ve said numerous times that you’re not going to win consistently in this league without a good quarterback and we’re trying to make that happen.
“I think it’s important – everybody forgets he’s barely 22 years old. He’s still young, so I think over the next couple of years we’ve got to see if Johnny can be a legitimate quarterback or not. I don’t want to put too much pressure on him or our coaches to say it has to happen this year.”
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