Johnny Manziel is certainly talking a good game. During the Cleveland Browns’ Rookie Minicamp, Johnny Football was quoted as saying:
“I’m a rookie. I need to earn my place. I need to earn my keep. Nothing here needs to be handed to me. I don’t need to be treated based off of what I’ve done in the past.”
This is the kind of attitude that most everyone (football coaches, personnel, fellow players, and football fans) wants to hear from the highly-touted college superstar. If he really means this, then he should be fine sitting behind Brian Hoyer for a while, should of course the veteran win the QB battle.
In the meantime, the QB competition has officially begun. Manziel has the edge in dynamic popularity, Hoyer holds the edge in steady experience. But maybe the most important aspect of the competition is that both candidates are confidently humble. That bodes well for the locker room dynamic and the overall health of the Cleveland organization.