Johnny Manziel finally got a chance to whip out his “money” gesture in front of the home fans Saturday night, flashing his famous sign after scoring a rushing touchdown against the Rams.
Many people are annoyed when Manziel flashes the money sign, thinking it makes him look cocky and stupid, but Manziel says he doesn’t do it for those people anyway. For Johnny it’s all about the people in the seats who come out to watch him play (via Ohio.com):
“The crowd was great tonight,” Manziel said. “I felt they were extremely electric. [The ‘money’ gesture is] for those guys. That’s not for me. That’s for them.”
The crowd may have been electric but the Browns’ offense was not, producing just 14 points in front of the home fans.
Manziel wasn’t great but then neither was Brian Hoyer, the man who recently beat Manziel out for the starting QB job in Cleveland.
The big highlight of the evening came when Rams DE Michael Sam, who is almost as big a media star as Johnny Manziel, sacked Manziel and flashed the “money” sign himself.
When Michael Sam flashes the “money” sign, does he also do it for the fans, or does he do it for Johnny Manziel?
If Johnny Manziel truly wants to win over the hearts of Cleveland fans, he’ll score plenty of touchdowns and lead the team to plenty of wins. Flashing the “money” sign is optional.