CLEVELAND — Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel entered treatment on Wednesday, adviser Brad Beckworth told ESPN.com on Monday. “Johnny knows there are areas in which he needs to improve in order to be a better family member, friend and teammate, and he thought the offseason was the right time to take this step,” Beckworth said.”On behalf of Johnny and his family, we’re asking for privacy until he rejoins the team in Cleveland.”
So this came out yesterday that Johnny Manziel checked himself into a rehab facility. Now, if you have half a brain you know that this is just a PR move of the century. You’re trying to tell me that it’s just a coincidence that he checked himself in on Super Bowl Sunday when literally the entire world was focused on deflated footballs and the actual game. No, Johnny Manziel did not do this because he hit rock bottom and needed to seek help. Did he party too much? Absolutely. But I think that it was unfair of everybody to just expect him to change his entire way of life overnight. You don’t just become a new person because you get drafted into the NFL and you start getting those big paychecks. Sure, I never expected Johnny Football to have to become Johnny Rehab but that’s because I still don’t believe he needed it. Sure, it’s great he’s there and maybe he’ll learn some things but he’s not going to become a better QB because he’s getting clean. No, he sucked in his two games because he wasn’t comfortable with the offense, he had zero help from the O-line, he had no interest in trying to stand in the pocket and deliver throws and because he is a short dude. None of those had anything to do with him going out at night. Will this help? It remains to be seen. Maybe the problem actually was that he was going out to much and he wasn’t studying his playbook or game tape or whatever they do. Maybe he was to busy hitting up the club with every A-list celeb out there. But for now we’ll just have to wait. I’m saying he’ll be out of there no later than March 1st. Scientifically February is the most depressing month so why not just skip it. Power move by Johnny Rehab.