Tuesday was Johnny Manziel's lucky day as he finally managed to reach an agreement with the Cleveland Browns to a four-year rookie contract. According to CBSSports.com writer John Katzowitz, Manziel will reportedly earn $8.247 million during the course of his four-year deal with a $4.32 million signing bonus, and the club holds an option for year number five.
Manziel was a projected top-five pick prior to the draft, but along with several other top quarterback prospects, he ended up sliding down the draft board. The Browns eventually decided he was too good to leave out there any longer and traded up to No. 22 to grab him.Not only will he be able to start very early in his rookie season, but Cleveland has also long been waiting for a big name like him to lead its offense.
Johnny Manziel’s 4-year contract is worth approximately $8.3M with a roughly $4.3M signing bonus. Whopping 94% guaranteed (65% in year 4)— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 17, 2014
In college, Manziel completed at least 70% of his passes at Texas A&M which is consistency the Browns organization wanted moving forward. He also threw 63 passing touchdowns and 30 rushing touchdowns over that two-year span as well. His strong play was enough to win the Heisman Trophy in 2012.With his rookie deal finally done, hopefully all of the distractions such as the Las Vegas trip, and his ride on an inflatable swan in Austin.are over now and he can concentrate on football.
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