Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said Wednesday that he still firmly believes Johnny Manziel can be a successful NFL starter if he gets his act together off the field.
"Absolutely,'' said Haslam in a 50-minute meeting with Browns beatwriters. "I ask that question a lot to our football people -- as recently as today. 'Do we still think he can be a starter in the NFL?' And the answer is consistently yes. I don't have the ability to judge that. I don't have that kind of technical expertise. Now, he's got to get himself straightened out and you've got to do that on the field, but yes.''
We'll see if the Browns do anything in the offseason via the draft or free agency to upgrade the position. Actions speak louder than words, especially during the spring and summer.