By Harmony Takhar
The 2014 NFL Draft was held on May 8. One of the biggest picks, and most spoken about, was Johnny Manziel going to the Cleveland Browns. Many were surprised by this move by the Browns. Manziel was very pleased to be selected by the Browns and wanted to go to that team.
The team’s quarterback coach reports that Manziel had texted him during the first part of the draft that said, “I wish you guys would come get me. Hurry up and draft me because I want to be there. I want to wreck this league together.” This text was then sent to the head coach and owner of the team, Mike Pettine. This caught the Browns’ attention. Their initial trade was then dropped and they picked up Manziel since they had one of the first picks. Despite what critics say, Johnny Manziel is very happy with how things played out and is eager to start playing for the Browns.
Chase, Chris. “Johnny Manziel texted ‘Hurry up and Draft Me’ to Cleveland Browns.” For The Win. 16 May 2014. Web. 16 May 2014.