USA Today has ranked Johnny Manziel as the worst quarterback in the history of the Cleveland Browns.
The article published on the paper’s sub-site “For The Win” has him dead last on a list of some very bad quarterbacks. (PHOTOS: Meet The Playboy Model Johnny Manziel Is Vacationing With In Mexico)
The author Steven Ruiz wrote:
He was a mess on the field and has become a bigger mess off it. The sad thing is that Manziel’s downfall was completely predictable. Meanwhile, Derek Carr and Teddy Bridgewater, both were taken after Johnny Football in the 2014 draft, are starting for potential playoff teams.
Ruiz’s claim that he’s the worst quarterback in the history of the Browns is a laughable claim. Manziel didn’t play much as a rookie, but had some very impressive moments in his second season.
He passed for 1,500 yards in seven games with seven touchdowns to only five interceptions, and a slightly above average quarterback rating of 79.4. Those numbers are not Pro Bowl caliber, but they’re highly respectable for a second year quarterback not surrounded by much talent. (SLIDESHOW: UFC Star Arianny Celeste Is Nearly Naked For All Her Fans In These Pictures)
There’s plenty of criticism that can be placed on Manziel for his actions off the field, but claiming he’s the worst quarterback in franchise history isn’t even close to realistic.