Poll: Majority of NFL players think Johnny Manziel will succeed

Tuesday August 19th, 2014

A majority of players who were polled by ESPN believe Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will succeed in the NFL.

Sixty-nine percent of the 82 players who answered the question said Manziel will have a good career.

Manziel made headlines when he flipped off Washington's bench on Monday night at FedEx Field.

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Manziel is battling Brian Hoyer for the starting quarterback job, and neither played well during Monday night's game. The two combined to go 9 of 22 in Cleveland's 24-23 loss.

The Browns open the regular season on Sept. 7 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The fans in Pittsburgh have already created foam fingers to taunt Manziel.

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- Paul Palladino

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