What inspired 'Merry Manziel' ugly Christmas sweater?

BY Connor Kiesel • December 12, 2014

Scrooges stop reading -- there's a Johnny Manziel ugly Christmas sweater and if that's not enough to get you in the Christmas spirit, you may be the grinchiest folk of all.

Fresh Brewed Tees, an apparel company originating in Cleveland, has released a line of NFL-player themed ugly Christmas sweatshirts this holiday season.

Big names like Peyton Manning, J.J. Watt and the Cleveland Browns new starting quarterback are all part of the collection.

So what brought about the "Merry Manziel" design, which features a depiction of Manziel, a reindeer and Santa Claus all doing the rookie quarterback's signature "money sign?"

"With the ugly Christmas sweater craze, we thought it would be fun, especially with Johnny getting his first start," Fresh Brewed Tees owner Tony Madalone said. "Christmas is a great time of the year and we wanted to have a little fun -- and give fans something cool to wear."

Manziel's is awesome but it may be topped by that of Watt (because puns with his name just never get old) and Manning (Omaha is still pretty darn funny).

Click here to take a look at all six of the ugly Christmas sweaters.

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