Browns Beat: Johnny Manziel looking like 'a fish out of water'

ESPN Cleveland - [Full Article]

The job description for the Browns' quarterback is a modest one and must be embraced, not challenged. He must be willing to play within the structure of a conservative game plan. He must be content to “live for another down” and not try something daring to make a play by himself.

This is why the Browns signed Josh McCown, a 13-year NFL veteran who has played for six teams, and why McCown has been virtually anointed the starting quarterback without even the hint of a “competition” in training camp.

It is why Johnny Manziel – tortured enough by his own personal recovery from an unspecified substance abuse problem – is a fish out of water in his second season with the Browns.

Fantasy Impact: 

Owners should expect the McCown of 2014, not the one who played under Marc Trestman in Chicago. The Browns want him to be a game manager and that doesn't lend itself to fantasy production.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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