IFWT_Manziel4 Johnny “Football” Manziel caused a lot of ruckus as a star football player who had his own idea of what “the rules” are. Manziel was in headlines for more social reason than athletic ones, and people began to question how serious he was taking his position as a leader on his college team.

Now, Manziel is in the NFL and making headlines for being overrated.

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Throughout his college career Manziel found himself in trouble more often than not. In 2012, he was arrested and charged with three misdemeanors. The next year, he would leave early from the “Manning Passing Academy” allegedly for having more fun off the field than not. Following a rough 2013, Manziel reportedly checked himself into a rehab center for alcohol addiction in February 2015.

During the 2014 season, Johnny Football played in only five games with the Cleveland Browns, who traded up and drafted him as the 22nd overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. While some were apprehensive due to his track record outside of football, Manziel was determined to prove that he belongs in the NFL.

The young stud did not start as a rookie, and actually did not see much playing time as he completed 18-35 passes for 176 yards.

Following his mediocre performance against the Jets last week, Manziel will, in fact be starting this week against the Tenessee Titans. While playing just a little more than half of the game, Manziel threw his first NFL career touchdown pass, a 54-yard ball to wide receiver, Travis Benjamin.

Manziel also had three turnovers in the second half.

The Jets won 31-10.

Since last Sunday’s performance, critics claim that the young QB is overrated, something that is not news to most.

Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, stood up for his QB and said,

“Johnny has tremendous physical attributes, tremendous physical attributes we just have to keep grooming him…”

Manziel made a comment on receiving the starting position for this week and said,

“It’s really go into this game, do my best, and from there on, we’ll see what happens.”

The Browns will face the Titans Sunday afternoon at one.