LeBron James checking on Johnny Football

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel is getting a lot of support from Cleveland Cavaliers basketball star LeBron James.

And Johnny Football plans to go to the Cavaliers' home opener against the New York Knicks.

"He's done a good job, which I'm thankful for, of kind of checking in on me, making sure things are good," Manziel said of James. "I've gone out to his house a couple of times and gotten the chance to kind of get away and relax."

Manziel said James, whose partner, Maverick Carter, represents James for marketing, has been a good mentor for him.

"There's been enough drama around me and my life for a couple of years now," Manziel said. "For me, I know whenever camp was over, when we got into the roles of who was going to play what role, Brian was named the starter, I was named the backup. Now I need to play my role of being the backup and that's that."

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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.