Johnny Manziel RUMORS & NEWS

  • Johnny Manziel: 'I don't think it'd be fair to give up on somebody after seven quarters of football'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Johnny Manziel, who's done for the season with his hamstring injury, vowed Tuesday to take his job a lot more seriously in the future, but also says it would be a mistake for the Browns not to make him their quarterback of the future. "I don't think it would be fair to give up on somebody after..." December 23

  • Johnny Manziel out for season with hamstring injury

    SB Nation "After a disappointing first professional start, Johnny Manziel's second attempt lasted less than one half. According to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter, a hamstring injury will prevent him from getting another shot until next season. Manziel hurt his hamstring during the second quarter of the..." December 23

  • Manziel at facility more than 5 hours early

    ESPN.com "Johnny Manziel called his ugly debut as an NFL starter an "absolutely" humbling experience, and his midweek preparation habits for Sunday's game at Carolina seem to validate those words. ESPN spotted Manziel's car arriving at the Browns' facility at around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, more than five..." December 17

  • Buzz about Cleveland Browns' QB Johnny Manziel is greatly diminished

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "You Said It is based on the premise that the only thing Cleveland sports fans need more than a championship is a sense of humor... YOU SAID IT (The Expanded Midweek Edition) Bud: How quickly can a player come down with 'diminishing skills?' – Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park If the..." December 16

  • Merril Hoge says whoever drafted Johnny Manziel should be fired

    Sporting News "Johnny Manziel has had a rough 24 hours. The Browns were shut out against the Bengals, opposing players did his signature "money" sign, and of course the media jumped on him. ESPN's Merril Hoge has always been skeptical of Manziel, and the thrashing he took at the hands of Cincinnati didn't..." December 16

  • Bengals' defense makes mockery of Manziel

    Cincinnati Enquirer "When Domata Peko and a small group of his teammates headed out to dinner Saturday night in downtown Cleveland, the trend began. Fans spotted the players and inevitably offered up the Johnny Manziel money sign. On the team bus traveling to the stadium, every turn exposed a new group of Browns..." December 15

  • Johnny Manziel: 'I feel like it was a fail on my part'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "On the Bengals' bus ride over to FirstEnergy Stadium, they peered out the window only to see Browns fans everywhere flashing them the Johnny Manziel money sign. After a week full of Johnny Football this and Johnny Football that, it was the final nudge they needed to humiliate the rookie in his..." December 15

  • Browns fan who sparked fight apologizes to Johnny Manziel

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Two nights before his first NFL start, Johnny Manziel received an apology from the fan who approached him at his apartment building on Nov. 22 and sparked a fight. Sandusky native Chris Gonos, 33, posted the apology on his Facebook account and also sent it to Northeast Ohio Media Group: Dear..." December 14

  • Johnny Manziel: Marvin Lewis' 'midget' remark 'absolutely funny'

    USA Today "Marvin Lewis' verbal cheap shot at Johnny Manziel — the Cincinnati Bengals head coach called the newly appointed starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns a "midget" — is the latest indication that the high-profile rookie remains a marked man. The barb provided fresh evidence that Manziel..." December 11

  • Browns appear set to give offensive reins to Johnny Manziel

    ESPN 850 Cleveland "Coach Mike Pettine sounded resigned to making a change at quarterback and giving Johnny Manziel his first NFL start Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Pettine’s tone and demeanor suggested demoting Brian Hoyer as starter was a move he didn’t expect to make but could no longer avoid. “I..." December 09

  • Johnny Manziel to start for Browns this week

    Pro Football Talk "The move everyone expected a week ago has finally been made, and the homeless guy who suggested him will now get to see the fruits of his labor. According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer have been told that Manziel would start this week against the Bengals. It’s..." December 09

  • Browns coach not ready to name QB starter

    Covers.com "Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine was not ready on Monday afternoon to name his starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He must choose between veteran Brian Hoyer, who has started the first 13 games, and rookie Johnny Manziel. "We're going to meet on..." December 08

  • Browns fans are ready for Johnny Manziel to start

    USA Today "Disheartened Cleveland Browns fan Vinny Kamms, 18, stood with a buddy waiting on autographs outside the team’s complex Monday talking about the quarterback most Browns fans want under center Sunday when as if on cue, Johnny Manziel wheeled his sleek black Porsche into the player’s parking lot at..." December 08

  • Brian Hoyer to start for Browns

    ESPN.com "The Cleveland Browns' faith in Brian Hoyer continues, and so does Johnny Manziel's spot on the bench. After two days of deliberation, Cleveland will start Hoyer for the 13th straight game Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, Browns coach Mike Pettine announced Wednesday. "After thorough..." December 03

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    Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

    #Scoopage: The Manziel Era is NOT beginning in Cleveland yet as Brian Hoyer has been informed he will start this weekend vs Indy

  • Brian Hoyer feels he deserves nod over Johnny Manziel

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer still believes he's the best man to lead the Browns in the hotly contested AFC North race. "(I do) because we're here. We're 7-5,'' he said Monday in the locker room. "This just doesn't happen by luck. It was hard-earned, and we've worked to get where we're at...." December 01

  • Johnny Manziel could take over as Browns starter

    SB Nation "Mike Pettine said he's strongly considering making a change at quarterback after Manziel's impressive showing against Buffalo. Johnny Manziel made his long-awaited Cleveland Browns debut on Sunday, coming off the bench to score a touchdown and infuse some life into a listless offense in a loss..." December 01

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #browns manziel said the man who accosted him Friday night was "very intoxicated" and "very aggressive."

  • Browns Won't Start Manziel in 2014, Not Sold on Hoyer Long-Term

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Browns won a close game Sunday afternoon against the Atlanta Falcons, but quarterback Brian Hoyer struggled throughout with zero touchdowns and three interceptions." November 25

  • Manziel and his entourage involved in brawl, per report

    SB Nation "Members of Johnny Manziel's entourage were involved in a massive brawl early Saturday morning in downtown Cleveland, according to a police report obtained by Scene. Police responded to a report of a "riot" involving 20 men and two security guards in a high-priced downtown apartment complex. The..." November 25

  • Topps releases Johnny Manziel baseball card

    Fox Sports Ohio "You may recall the San Diego Padres drafting Johnny Manziel in the 28th round (No. 837 overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft back in June. While the Cleveland Browns backup quarterback opted not to ditch the pads and cleats for a future on the diamond, Topps baseball cards decided to capitalize on the..." November 19

  • Johnny Manziel still has chip on shoulder after Texans passed on him

    CBSSports.com "When the Texans face the Browns Sunday, rookie Johnny Manziel will be where he's been for virtually the entire season: On the bench. Meanwhile, Houston quarterback Ryan Mallett, acquired in a trade with the Patriots just before the season, will make his first NFL start. In the weeks and months..." November 15

  • Tiger Woods wouldn't sign autograph for 10-year-old Johnny Manziel

    CBSSports.com "The least surprising thing I've read all day is that Johnny Manziel was a big Tiger Woods fan growing up. He told GolfDigest he even had his parents get him a Scotty Cameron putter like Woods had when Manziel was growing up. "I had everything Tiger," said Manziel. "I wanted to be just like..." November 14

  • Browns GM: 'I want Johnny to play when Johnny's ready to play'

    CBSSports.com "Johnny Manziel was busy last week and it had nothing to do with actually playing football. He made news when he tweeted out the cell number of a friend, was shown cursing at officials during LeBron James' return to Cleveland, and even found himself on the December cover of Golf..." November 05

  • Johnny Manziel tweet a prank

    ESPN.com "What appeared to be a slip by Johnny Manziel, posting his phone number on Twitter on Friday night, was in fact a prank on a friend, sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. The backup Cleveland Browns quarterback posted the number of a buddy who was "bugging" him and tried to make it look like a..." November 04

  • Mike Pettine 'can sense' Johnny Manziel's frustration with not playing: 'He's quiet, you can feel it'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Mike Pettine revealed Wednesday that he knows Johnny Manziel is frustrated with not playing. "I can sense it,'' said Pettine. How can he sense it? "Well, I just think that he's quiet. I just think you feel it,'' said Pettine. "I'd be shocked -- maybe I'm imposing it on him..." October 29

  • What did Jon Gruden reportedly tell Raiders about Manziel on draft night?

    Fox Sports Ohio "On draft night, analyst Jon Gruden was at a desk as part of television coverage of the event. He also was apparently "imploring" his former employer, the Oakland Raiders, trying to persuade them to draft a certain big-name quarterback with whom he may or may not be slightly infatuated. If you..." October 28

  • Hoyer: I don’t even think about getting benched for Manziel

    Pro Football Talk "Rookie quarterback Derek Carr is the starter in Oakland. Rookie quarterback Blake Bortles is the starter in Jacksonville. Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is the starter in Minnesota. And now rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger is the starter in Tennessee. But rookie quarterback Johnny..." October 23

  • Browns briefly discussed going to Johnny Manziel in Jacksonville but Brian Hoyer 'is still firmly our starter'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With Brian Hoyer coming off his worst game as a Cleveland Brown, the public drumbeat for Johnny Manziel is growing louder, but coach Mike Pettine is marching to his own beat. "Brian is still firmly our starter,'' said Pettine, still admittedly feeling the sting of Sunday's 24-6 loss to the..." October 21

  • Manziel knows how suspended RB Todd Gurley feels and urges NCAA to 'free Gurley'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel knows exactly how suspended Georgia tailback Todd Gurley feels right now, which is why he tweeted out to his 1.2 million followers Friday: #FreeGurley. "I obviously know what Todd's going through right now and I feel for him,'' said Manziel, who was..." October 11

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    In preseason, it made sense #Browns would reevaluate QB position after the bye. They have. It’s still Brian Hoyer. Not time for Manziel yet

  • Browns QB Johnny Manziel files trademark for 'Johnny Cleveland'

    CBSSports.com "Johnny Manziel might not lead the NFL in touchdown passes this year, but he's definitely going to lead the league in trademarks. Manziel and his company, JMan2, have filed a trademark for the name 'Johnny Cleveland,' according to ESPN.com. If you're keeping track at home, because who isn't at..." September 05

  • ESPN's Merril Hoge says Johnny Manziel is a 'juvenile punk'

    USA Today "If ESPN’s Merril Hoge thinks Jadeveon Clowney is an “atrocious” football player, as he called him in April, you can only imagine what he has to say about Johnny Manziel. Hoge appeared on Pittsburgh’s WDVE-FM on Wednesday and the conversation turned to the Steelers’ Week 1 opponent and their..." September 04

  • Merrill Hoge: Johnny Manziel 'has no business' playing in NFL yet

    CBSSports.com "Johnny Manziel is extremely polarizing. He has many fans and probably more critics. Count Merrill Hoge among them, in a big way. Hoge appeared on 102.5 WDVE in Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning and completely torched the Browns rookie quarterback. Hoge claimed Manziel "has no business" playing in..." September 03

  • Mike Tomlin: Steelers expect Johnny Manziel to play Sunday

    SI.com "Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that the Steelers expect Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel to play in Sunday's season opener in Pittsburgh. The Browns announced earlier this month that 28-year-old Brian Hoyer would be the team's starter. Cleveland selected Manziel with the..." September 02

  • Michael Sam reacts to fan's crazy bet over Manziel sack

    USA Today "Michael Sam recorded two sacks against Cleveland Browns Saturday night in a 33-14 win, and his hit on Browns rookie Johnny Manziel cost one fan some money. Twitter user @squareknight bet that if Sam could sack Manziel, he’d buy drinks for the entire planet (a lofty promise). His original tweet..." August 25

  • Is Johnny Manziel just Tim Tebow with a better arm and bad attitude?

    New York Post "This week has made it clear that it isn’t too soon to wonder whether Johnny Football will ever make it in the NFL. To wonder if he’s just Tim Tebow with a better arm and a much worse attitude. The Browns couldn’t have made it any easier for Johnny Manziel to win the starting quarterback job,..." August 22

  • Pettine on Manziel: Could be 'scenario where he doesn't play this year'

    CBSSports.com "First-year coach Mike Pettine could have done better with the Browns' quarterback situation in recent weeks, but he seems to have learned from his mistake. After naming Brian Hoyer the starter, Pettine put to rest the idea that rookie Johnny Manziel could see the field in specialty packages or..." August 21

  • Johnny Manziel still struggling with Browns' playbook

    SB Nation "Johnny Manziel lost out on the Cleveland Browns' Week 1 starting quarterback job, though the reason might not have much to do with Brian Hoyer. Manziel was unable to grasp offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's playbook well enough to earn the role, according to NFL.com's Rapoport, despite..." August 21

  • Brian Hoyer named starter over Manziel for opener

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Despite awful performances by both of his quarterbacks in Monday night's loss at Washington, Browns coach Mike Pettine announced Tuesday he has chosen Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel to start the season opener against the Steelers Sept. 7. Hoyer will also start Saturday night's "dress..." August 20

  • Johnny Manziel struggled with Browns' playbook

    NFL.com "It felt like there were no winners in the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback competition, but we now know that Brian Hoyer will line up under center in Week 1. Johnny Manziel wasn't ready. This competition was never about Hoyer. As Browns coach Mike Pettine said, it was about Manziel versus..." August 20

  • Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer were both so bad that Mike Pettine might wait another game to name his starter

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Mike Pettine watched both of his quarterbacks flop, and one of them flip -- the bird, that is -- in a 24-23 loss to the Redskins. On a night when either Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel was supposed to step up and grab the job in front of a worldwide ESPN audience, both of them failed..." August 19

  • Jerry Jones' son 'snatched' Johnny Manziel from Cowboys ... literally

    Sporting News "You all wanted the Cowboys to select Johnny Manziel in the first round of this year's NFL Draft, according to Twitter's trending topics feature. They took tackle Zach Martin, instead. Thanks a lot, Jerry. Correction: Thanks a lot, Jerry's son. Stephen Jones, owner Jerry Jones' son and the..." August 19

  • Johnny Manziel flipping the bird 'doesn't sit well' with Mike Pettine

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With the Browns starting quarterback job on the line and the whole world watching, Johnny Manziel's biggest moment wasn't a pass but a flip, and it wasn't a ball but a bird. Yes, he went there. For all the world to see, Manziel raised his middle finger to the Redskins' bench after an..." August 19

  • Boomer Esiason: If Manziel starts vs. Steelers he'll get his 'ass kicked'

    CBSSports.com "Brace yourself, because we're in for a lot of Johnny Manziel. After an uninspiring effort against the Redskins Monday night, the Browns' quarterback situation is as murky as ever, but that isn't the story after Johnny Football gave the Redskins' bench the finger late in the third..." August 19

  • Unless he chokes at the finish line, Brian Hoyer should win Browns’ starting QB job over Johnny Manziel

    Akron Beacon Journal "Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel will audition for the final time Monday night at Washington before the Browns meet the next day with intentions to pick one of the them as the starting quarterback for the Sept. 7 regular-season opener at Pittsburgh. Considering what’s at stake for Hoyer and..." August 18

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Browns plan to start Brian Hoyer at QB this week against the #Redskins on Aug. 18 in preseason game No. 2, I’m told.

  • Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau: 'I'm expecting Johnny Manziel to be the starter' for Cleveland Browns

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns' quarterback competition is just starting to percolate in Berea. But legendary Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau thinks he knows whom the Browns will start in the regular-season opener in Pittsburgh on Sept. 7. "I'm expecting (Johnny) Manziel to be the..." August 05

  • Jerry Jones admits Cowboys were ‘that close’ to drafting Manziel

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones can’t help himself. Instead of focusing on training camp, Jones gave new life to an old story during a live segment Sunday on the NFL Network. Jones admitted the Cowboys were close to drafting former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel with the 16th overall..." July 28

  • Browns 'alarmed' by some of Johnny Manziel's behavior, concerned it's set him back in QB competition

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns have been 'alarmed' by some of Johnny Manziel's antics since the draft -- especially a photo of him rolling up a $20 bill in the bathroom of a bar -- and some in the organization feel he's lost ground in the quarterback competition heading into camp, sources have told Northeast Ohio..." July 26

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