Johnny Manziel, Browns agree to four-year rookie deal

June 17, 2014

(Adam Hunger / USA Today)

Johnny Manziel has done something in the most Johnny Manziel-like way possible.

With little fanfare and even less drama, Manziel signed his rookie contract. Johnny Football gets a four-year deal, with an option for a fifth, from the Cleveland Browns. It’s worth $8.247 million with a $4.32 million signing bonus. Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M, was the Browns’ No. 22 overall pick in the NFL draft last month.


After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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Cindy Boren · June 17, 2014