BY ERIC GARLAND, CSNmidatlantic.com
The Johnny Manziel era could be coming to a close in Cleveland, according to a report that also states the troubled quarterback wants to play for the Dallas Cowboys.
Sports Illustrated’s Peter King reported that the Browns are ‘so done’ with Manziel after the quarterback did not show up for a concussion checkup Sunday morning.
King also tweeted that Manziel wants out of Cleveland, and wants to play in his home state of Texas for the Dallas Cowboys. Manziel also played his college ball in Texas, for the Texas A&M Aggies.
JFF3: … Browns are so done with the guy. I will be stunned if he ever plays another snap for Cleveland. He wants to go to Dallas.
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) January 4, 2016
Manziel found himself in headlines mostly for the wrong reasons during his career so far with the Browns. Former Browns coach Mike Pettine, who was fired Sunday, was openly concerned with Manziel’s partying and even benched his quarterback for his antics.
Manziel was ruled out for the Browns’ Week 17 game with a concussion, which effectively ended his season, but King reported that the Browns were still scheduled to evaluate Manziel on Sunday. Reports surfaced that Manziel was partying in Las Vegas the night before, although he published an Instagram post stating he was at home in Cleveland.
Manziel has started in eight games during his two years in Cleveland, only achieving two wins out of those eight starts. He has thrown for 1,675 yards and seven touchdowns in career thus far.