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On the football field, the quarterback is usually the leader of the team. Leadership requires not only physical prowess but also a level of maturity and the ability to set a positive example. Johnny Manziel is not quite there.
Despite his collegiate pedigree, the Cleveland Browns' first round draft pick will start the season as the backup to Brian Hoyer at quarterback. Manziel has indeed lived up to his devil-may-care reputation, but not his enormous potential. Earlier in pre-season camp, the rookie quarterback boasted of how much fun he is having in Las Vegas and elsewhere. He later promised to grow up. (The same vow he made while still at Texas A&M).