The Browns considered buying back fans' Johnny Manziel jerseys

BY Cameron DaSilva • March 22, 2016

In the first quarter of 2014, no player sold more jerseys than Johnny Manziel. He was a fan favorite, but that narrative didn't last long. His off-field antics have left the Browns with another gaping hole at quarterback to fill, and his personal well-being has been questioned in recent months. 

He's undoubtedly left thousands of Cleveland fans disappointed, and they'll be even more upset when they hear that they're stuck with those No. 2 Manziel jerseys.

After considering a jersey buyback program, like the one Baltimore had for Ray Rice, the Browns have elected to pass on such. 

As expected, fans aren't too pleased with the decision and had some funny responses to the news.

The Patriots were another team that gave fans some compensation for a player's off-field issues. New England allowed fans to trade in their Aaron Hernandez jerseys nearly three years ago, reportedly costing the team $250,000.

Maybe the Browns' next quarterback (Jared Goff or Carson Wentz?) will allow fans to wear their jerseys with pride for more than two seasons.



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