It’s clearly been a roller coaster season for Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel. He finally showed signs of progress in an early-season win against the Tennessee Titans, only to be demoted back to second string soon after. His streak of staying out of the media’s eye was snapped as well when a few notable off-field incidents resulted in him getting sent to third string just days after being awarded the starting quarterback job. Suddenly, it became safe to assume Manziel’s time with the Browns was soon coming to an end.
However, an injury to Josh McCown and a mediocre performance from backup Austin Davis resulted in Manziel being thrust back into the spotlight. After he looked impressive in Cleveland’s victory over the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday, the door once again opened to the possibility of him being a solution at quarterback for a franchise which has been dying for such a thing since 1999.
That said, a win over a shoddy 49ers team isn’t going to say too much in the long run for Manziel. However, if he could pull off a miracle this weekend and somehow beat the Seattle Seahawks, this would be an ultimate game-changer.