Cleveland newspaper evokes legend in Johnny Football headline

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 11:56 p.m. ET

Welcome to the stage, the newest quarterback of the Cleveland Browns . . . Johnny Manziel.

The former Texas A&M quarterback had his moment in the spotlight with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Thursday night as he put on a Browns hat and held up the team's jersey when the Browns selected him with the 22nd overall pick in the draft.

How is Manziel being welcomed to Cleveland?

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is doing it by evoking the spirit of legendary comedian Johnny Carson.

This was Carson's trademark entrance.

Cleveland's Johnny can only hope his career is as fruitful as Hollywood's Johnny.

May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) gestures on stage after being selected as the number twenty-two overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft to the Cleveland Browns at Radio City Music Hall.