The Cleveland Browns reportedly won’t be at Johnny Manziel’s pro day due to a conflict of scheduling, and to be honest they don’t really need to be.
The Browns will have ample opportunity to interview and privately work out Manziel on their schedule. It is, after all, their investment if they choose to make it.
Cleveland is under a lot of pressure to get their next decision on the quarterback of the future for the Browns correct, and Manziel is part of that big picture. He is an option among quite a few for the Browns if they want to take a QB with their top selection in the draft.
Seeing Manziel work out in front of all 32 NFL teams isn’t going to tell much to scouts that they don’t already know, save for how he might respond to the immense pressure of the day.
Much was made of Teddy Bridgewater’s recent pro day and how he struggled through it a bit. As is always the case, the tape says more than any pro day performance, but it’s still a bit odd that a team with such a desperate need at QB won’t be visiting the pro day of a guy they could invest their immediate future in.
The Browns also didn’t meet with Manziel at the Combine.