Browns sign Johnny Manziel to $8.247 million deal

The Cleveland Browns have signed rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel to a four-year, $8.247 million contract.

The Browns hold the standard fifth-year club option for Manziel.

Manziel, who's fond of making the counting money symbol, now has plenty to spend.

Drafted 22nd overall, Manziel is a former Heisman Trophy winnner from Texas A&M.

 

Manziel passed for 7,820 yards with 63 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. Manziel added 2,160 rushing yards and 30 touchdown runs. He generated. 9,989 yards of total offense, an average of 384.9 per game.

 

He became the first freshman to win the Heisman trophy and was a finalist the following year.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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