Money Manziel officially has more, well, money as the Cleveland Browns have announced that they have agreed to terms with their second first-round draft selection. The deal is reported to be for four years worth approximately $8.3 million. Manziel will receive a signing bonus of $4.3 million with 94 percent of his contract guaranteed—sixty-five percent of which hits in Year 4. He also has a $250,000 roster bonus due in March leading into Year 4.
Manziel, the No. 22 pick in the recent NFL Draft, compiled a 20-6 record over two years as a starter at Texas A&M. He completed 595 of 863 passes for 7,820 yards and 63 touchdowns. On the ground, he compiled 2,160 yards and 30 touchdowns. Manziel averaged 384.9 yards of total offense per game.
Speaking last Thursday, Browns head coach Mike Pettine confirmed that Brian Hoyer will enter training camp as the Browns’ starter, but that he does not have an “insurmountable” lead on the highly-scrutinized Manziel.
No word on if Johnny negotiated his deal over the Money Phone. [rubs fingers]