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Now Johnny Manziel says he wants to lead Cleveland Browns to first Super Bowl title


“Hello Cleveland!!!”

Previously in our continuing coverage of “A Portrait of the Quarterback as a Young Man,” Johnny Manziel said if the Houston Texans didn’t take him with the first-overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the team would rue the day for years to come while making a strange reference to Fritos and Doritos.

In the very same article inĀ the Houston Chronicle, Manziel said that should he fall even farther — past the Texans and then the Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 3 — and end up with the Cleveland Browns at No. 4? Well, he’ll take care of business in Cleveland instead.

“If something happens, and it’s the Cleveland Browns, I’m going to pour my heart out for the Dawg Pound and try to win a Super Bowl for Cleveland,” Manziel said. “I don’t care if they’ve had 20 starting quarterbacks since 1999. I’m going to be the 21st and the guy that brought them the Super Bowl.”

Not short on confidence, this guy. Exactly what a team should look for in a potential franchise quarterback. The best coach in football can’t teach a player — especially a quarterback — confidence, or even better, cockiness.

But leading the Cleveland Browns to a Super Bowl title? Manziel may want to hedge his bets a little bit. Has he been paying attention to the dumpster fire of dysfunction that’s been the Browns of late, leading up to, oh, this week?

And how about Manziel’s knowledge of Cleveland’s woeful track record with quarterbacks? This Browns fan knows what he’s talking about.