Here’s Johnny Manziel’s Letter To Baker Mayfield, Which Seems Pointless

first_imgJohnny Manziel warming up before a Browns game.CLEVELAND, OH – DECEMBER 13: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the game against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)Johnny Manziel has been out of the NFL for a few years now, though this season, he’s trying to make a comeback via the CFL. This week, he once again found a way to inject himself into the Cleveland Browns storyline.Baker Mayfield, who was drafted No. 1 overall by the Browns during this past April’s draft, was given his first start on Sunday against the Raiders. While his team didn’t win, the Browns did put up over 40 points for the first time since 2009.Before the game, ESPN released a “letter” that Manziel wrote to Mayfield. It’s unclear why it had to happen – but anyway, here it is:“Dear Baker, if there’s one thing you already know, one thing that everybody already knows, you and I are not the same person. No matter how many people try to compare us, even before the same team drafted us, we know we are never fully defined by the way we play, or the uniform we wear.What I do know is this: life’s experiences are the best teachers. Through all the good days you’ll encounter over your career there, you’ll undoubtedly face some tough ones as well. Through all the good and the bad, stay close to your family, and more so, continue to be you. That’s what’s taken you from a walk-on to a Heisman trophy winner to a first-round draft pick.Beyond all that, Baker, I simply want to wish you all the success that you deserve. I hope you don’t take a single day, a single snap, for granted. I hope you own the moment, and give the Browns fans every bit of happiness that they deserve.Your friend, Johnny Manziel.”Yes, there were many people comparing Manziel and Mayfield heading into the 2018 season. But after two games, it’s pretty clear that Mayfield is going to be a far better player. Regardless, if the two really are friends, why did this letter have to be public?The Browns, with Mayfield behind center, are no longer a pushover. It’ll be fun to watch his development the rest of the year.last_img

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