YAHOO – The Cleveland Browns and Johnny Manziel have only been an item for a week, and already the tales of how they connected have taken on the aura of myth and legend. First, we had the draft-night tale of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam taking the advice of a homeless man to draft Manziel. Next, we had the question of whether Manziel will be a backup (yeah, right) when he arrives in Cleveland. And now this: Manziel apparently texted the Browns from the green room on draft night asking Cleveland to draft him.
Cleveland quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains gave an Arkansas radio station the details. “We’re sitting there and they keep showing Johnny on TV, and Johnny and I are texting,” Loggains said. “And he shoots me a text and he says, ‘I wish you guys would come get me. Hurry up and draft me because I want to be there. I want to wreck this league together.’”
Johnny Football is a boss. But it is not like we did not already know that. You want to talk about being confident? We all know the stories about Manziel at Texas A&M but to go ahead and text a coach of a team that you are not a part of to draft you? Manziel pretty much told the Browns to draft him. In fact, the Browns almost traded up for the 11th pick with Tennessee and the 16th pick with Dallas but both were rejected. Luckily for the Browns, the energetic quarterback fell to them at 22.
What are the chances that Andrew Wiggins pulls this come NBA Draft time? Slim to none. Why is that? Because Wiggins does not have the swagger that Manziel that walks around with. Manziel was the first freshman to win the Heisman. Manziel was making money signing autographs and was only suspended the first half of a non conference game. I don’t think another player will come around like Johnny Manziel. The swag, the cockiness, the smokeshows all over him. Don’t expect to see another player of his kind anytime soon.