Since that day, his career has been surrounded by multiple off-the-field incidents, controversy, and mistakes.
Manziel thanked the Browns organization for the opportunity they gave him, stating "we all hoped that we were building what could be a championship team for Cleveland." The quarterback was unsuccessful in the worst way in that attempt, but cleared waivers on Saturday, and can now select where he wants to play next.
The only problem is if and when a team is going to want to take a chance on him. He has spent 10 weeks in rehab after his rookie year, and is a part of a grand jury investigation in Dallas. The investigation stems from an incident with his girlfriend, which the league is investigating to see if he violated the personal conduct policy.
Cleveland is still responsible for the quarterback's base salaries of $1.169 million and $1.004 million over the next two years. Manziel's friends and family have expressed their concern over his situation, and his unwillingness to get help.
If he continues to stay away from help, it is highly unlikely that we will see Manziel sporting an NFL uniform any time soon.