Cleveland Browns Would Be Wise to Start Johnny Manziel This Season

May 29, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Blueprints for developing quarterbacks in the NFL don't exist.
Over recent years it's become more common for teams to start their young prospects as soon as possible so they can learn on the field. In the past, this was less common, as franchises attempted protect their young quarterbacks.
Neither method has proven to be better than the other because development largely hinges on the individual rather than the process or supporting cast.
Cam Newton and Andy Dalton are the two best examples. Both players started from the first week of their rookie seasons, but while Newton has gone from an athlete to a refined pocket passer, Dalton is essentially the same player now that he was four years ago.
That happened even though Dalton has always had a great supporting cast, while Newton has been forced to carry his offense for as long as he has been in the NFL.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel didn't follow Newton or Dalton's path. Manziel sat behind Brian Hoy...

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