He passed for 1,675 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. The Browns are expected to try and recoup some of that money if Manziel is disciplined in his ongoing domestic violence case - either by police in Dallas or by the National Football League itself. Several problems off the field and inconsistencies have plagued the 22-year-old QB since he was picked 22nd overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. Crowley was said to have attempted trying to get away from Manziel before breaking free and going to a nearby neighbor seeking help, at which time, he left the scene.
Before his release from the Browns, Manziel led the team in a 24-10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers that ended their seven game losing streak.
Less than two years after arriving armed with a Heisman Trophy, full of swagger and touted as a saviour for this football-frenzied city's sagging franchise, Manziel was shown the door - a rude exit for the overhyped quarterback.
If a team had claimed Manziel, it would have assumed responsibility for the $2.17 million guaranteed on the final two years of his contract. His son Stephen Jones reportedly talked Jones out of making Manziel a Cowboy, and the team instead drafted guard Zack Martin, who made the Pro Bowl his rookie season and is already an anchor for the offense.
Manziel wasn't able to keep his girlfriend Colleen Crowley from filing a restraining order alleging to assault and kidnapping charges.
Manziel is under investigation by the NFL and could face sanctions from the league.
"I think his future on our team will be addressed here pretty soon", Browns head coach Hue Jackson had said on February 24 at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
Johnny Manziel is a free agent after clearing waivers.