When a backup quarterback struggles during an offseason working/training program, we likely never hear about it.
Heck, the only time we likely hear of a quarterback having issues during OTA’s is a signal caller returning from injury. Unless that quarterback is Jonny Manziel, of course.
The Cleveland Browns signal caller has a spotlight so bright thrust upon him that even his smallest mistakes are dissected under a microscope, like his struggles during Cleveland’s workout on Tuesday afternoon.
Manziel wasn’t his sharpest as the former Texas A&M product threw three interceptions on the afternoon, causing the internet to have a momentary blip.
The rookie’s first interception came during a wide receiver/defensive back drill, though given the nature of the play call it’s within reason to put the blame on the wideout – not Manziel. The other two however? Those appeared to be the case of an experienced veteran praying on the young signal caller as both Donte Whitner and Joe Haden plucked lame duck throws from Manziel out of the air, returning both to the house for a touchdown.
Whitner’s interception sounded as if it was base off of good coverage and athletic ability while Haden’s was the product of a poor sideline throw from Manziel.
All that said, Manziel’s day wasn’t completely bad as the quarterback threw some impressive down field throws, hitting multiple targets, likely erasing some of the questionable plays from earlier in the afternoon.
Fact of the matter is, Manziel is still a rookie and will be prone to struggles, even during simple training activities like all rookies.