CLEVELAND (AP) -- Johnny Football has some NFL money to rub between his fingers.
Johnny Manziel agreed to a contract with the Cleveland Browns on
Tuesday, becoming the fourth of the team's six draft picks to do so.
Terms were not immediately available.
The former Heisman Trophy winner will enter training camp next month
as Cleveland's No. 2 quarterback behind veteran Brian Hoyer, who has
been limited during offseason practices while recovering from offseason
Browns coach Mike Pettine has stressed that Manziel has some catching
up to do, but has made it clear that Hoyer's lead was not
The Browns moved up in last month's draft to select the popular and
polarizing Manziel with the No. 22 overall pick. Manziel rubbed his
fingers together when he walked onto the stage during the draft, his
signature "money" gesture that has endeared him to some fans and annoyed
others critical of his reputation for partying.
Manziel went 20-6 in two seasons at Texas A&M, where he became
the first freshman to win the Heisman and earned the "Johnny Football"
nickname for his dynamic playmaking abilities.
More recently, he has been in the spotlight for his leisure
activities, particularly a weekend getaway in Las Vegas. The 21-year-old
Manziel hung out poolside with New England Patriots tight end Rob
Gronkowski, attended a UFC fight and sprayed champagne on patrons in a
Vegas hot spot.
"If I want to go out and have some fun and it doesn't hinder what my
main goals in life are, then I really don't care what anyone has to
say," Manziel said after a recent practice.