Browns sign Manziel to four-year deal
Johnny Football has signed the dotted line on his rookie deal.
The Browns announced Tuesday they have agreed to terms with their second first-round pick quarterback Johnny Manziel well before training camp, which begins in July. Manziel’s deal is worth $8.248 million, including a $4.3 million signing bonus, over four years, according to FOX Sports 1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo and other media reports.
Manziel has participated in the team’s OTAs and minicamp. Head coach Mike Pettine said after the three-day minicamp that Brian Hoyer would be the No. 1 quarterback going into training camp but Hoyer’s lead was "not insurmountable."
Neither Hoyer nor the rookie Manziel were made available to the media during the minicamp in Berea.
Manziel’s off-the-field activities continue to remain under the limelight, the most recent edition an Instagram video showing him trying to use a huge stack of money as a phone. Since being drafted by the Browns with the No. 22 overall pick in May’s draft, Manziel has taken trips to Las Vegas, Hollywood for the NFLPA Rookie Premiere and his home state of Texas for the X-Games, an NBA Finals game and a Drake concert.
Manziel is the fourth member of the Browns’ 2014 draft class to reach a deal. The Browns’ other first-round pick, Justin Gilbert, who was selected with the No. 8 overall pick, remains unsigned.