ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported earlier this week that the Cleveland Browns are "90 percent" done with Johnny Manziel after a tumultuous end to the 2014 season and offseason, but the Northeast Ohio Media Group's Mary Kay Cabot isn't so sure that's accurate.
Based on conversations with the Browns at the NFL annual meeting last week, I really don't believe they're ready to give up on Manziel after only seven quarters of work.
For starters, they don't even know what they have in Manziel until he gets out of rehab -- likely sometime this week -- and they want to see if he can live up to his first-round status once he has his personal life under control. General Manager Ray Farmer stressed that he believes Manziel has the physical tools to excel in the NFL. He also believes Manziel will flourish in the Browns' play-action, run-oriented scheme when the team doesn't have to rely on him to carry it.
It's entirely plausible that the Browns will hand over the key to the offense to the recently-signed Josh McCown to start 2015, while hoping that Manziel will get his personal and professional life back on track.Back to the Cleveland Browns Newsfeed