Johnny Manziel’s days in Cleveland are numbered, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, who says the Browns are “90 percent done” with him. Sure, that’s a stupid, silly number that Mortensen kinda pulled from his derriere, but it gives you an idea of the organization’s mindset on Manziel.
Via SB Nation:
“I think about 90 percent that they have moved on [from Manziel] in their own minds except that they really don’t know who they’re going to get when Johnny leaves rehab, which has been an extended stay — a two-month stay. He should be getting out sometime in the first week of April if they’re satisfied that he’s ready to go out and get into society and that whatever deep-rooted problems that he had has been addressed. OK, now he’s part of your depth chart. You have Josh McCown.”
There have been conflicting stories about Manziel in rehab. Three weeks ago, ESPN’s own Sarah Spain tweeted this:
Mortensen’s report doesn’t necessarily contradict that, but this is the first talk of an actual rehab departure date for Manziel.
Mortensen continued his bleak outlook for the quarterback:
“The bottom line is that Johnny Manziel’s future with the Browns has been in question. When they were putting together half of a new offensive staff, Manziel’s name barely even came up in conversation.”
Combine that news with GM Ray Farmer’s suspension for texting, and you have one big goddamn mess in Cleveland. One that won’t get cleaned up anytime soon.