Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel could soon have a new nickname. Currently known as “Johnny Football,” Manziel could soon be known as “Johnny He’s A Huge Frickin’ Distraction” because his teammates seem to be growing tired of the questions about their star quarterback.
Despite the fact that Manziel has yet to step onto a football field, he has a great following from his time as the savior of the Texas A&M football program.
That star power Manziel has leads to the media following his every move and questions being asked to his teammates because everyone wants to know how Manziel drinking on a swan alters his ability to prepare for practice.
Well, his teammates are sick of hearing those questions and they are finally admitting Manziel questions are a big distraction.
“Yes, because it’s a distraction,” rookie running back Terrance West said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “We’re here to play football and it’s all about all of his off-the-field stuff, so it’s a distraction.
“He’s enjoying life. He’s not doing anything negative. He’s not getting arrested or getting DUIs or anything like that. I don’t think it’s a big deal. Everyone’s supposed to enjoy life and have fun.”
Once training camp starts, hopefully Manziel can keep his focus on the field.
If he doesn’t the questions will keep coming to his teammates and it could lead to some friction in the locker room with everyone wanting their quarterback to stay out of the headlines and stay busy with his eyes on the playbook.