Former Browns QB Johnny Manziel wanted to leave after his first day in Cleveland
Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns had high hopes for what their relationship would be. He was supposed to be the quarterback that turned around the franchise and finally got back to the winning ways. Unfortunately, that isn’t what happened, and the Browns are still looking for a quarterback to save them, and Manziel is trying to revive his career in the CFL.
Manziel made an appearance on Laugh Out Loud Network’s Cold as Balls with Kevin Hart and talked about his time with the Browns and what went wrong. Manziel admitted from the first day he arrived with the team he didn’t like the environment and wanted to go back to Texas A&M.
“At the time, all my boys, everyone in my corner was telling me, ‘You don’t want to go to Cleveland.’ Like, ‘(Expletive) that! (Expletive) that!’ I was more optimistic about it. I looked at the players they had. I was cool with it.
“Once I landed and went to Berea, Ohio, for the first time, I was like, ‘Can I go back to college?’ I don’t know anybody. I don’t know where I’m at. It’s cold! I don’t like it. That’s pretty much how it was.”
Manziel also admits now that he didn’t know how to be a pro both on and off the field and it affected his time with the Browns.
“I didn’t know what it took. I didn’t know how much hard work you really had to put in to like be good. I just felt like when I went out that first day and I was like, ‘All right, I’m gonna go see how this thing goes.’ And it went so bad. That just compounded into my home life.”
Manziel finally seems to have his life off the field cleaned up now which is the most important as he tries to continue his comeback to the NFL.