Created on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have agreed to terms with quarterback Johnny Manziel on his rookie contract.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, right, and Zafiro Makroglou, 6, kid around at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Cleveland. The Browns rookies interacted with young individuals with Youth Challenge, which assists children with physical disabilities to help them feel comfortable in social settings and get them involved in recreational activities. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available.
The Browns moved up in May's NFL draft to select the popular and polarizing Manziel in the first round with the No. 22 overall pick. The former Heisman Trophy winner will enter training camp next month as Cleveland's No. 2 quarterback behind veteran Brian Hoyer, who is coming off knee surgery.
Browns coach Mike Pettine recently stressed that Manziel has some catching up to do, but made it clear that Hoyer's lead was not "insurmountable."
Manziel went 20-6 in two seasons at Texas A&M, where he earned the nickname "Johnny Football" for his dynamic playmaking abilities and became the first freshman to win the Heisman. The Browns have signed four of their six 2014 draft picks.