The talk of last night’s NFL Draft was Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. After not being drafted number one overall, it seemed like NFL Network’s Rich Eisen and ESPN’s Jon Gruden asked why Manziel had not been drafted after every single pick. By the 21st pick, it appeared as though Jon Gruden would never get tired of talking about Johnny Manziel. Just when it appeared as though ESPN would never shut up about the former Heisman trophy winner, the Cleveland Browns traded up to select him with the 22nd overall pick.
And, although the season has yet to start, the Browns are already benefiting from drafting Manziel.
According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns sold more than 1,000 season tickets within the first hour of the end of the NFL Draft.
Within 1 hour of end of 1st round, #Browns sold more than 1,000 season tickets, including new members and renewals. Call still pouring in.
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) May 9, 2014
While Manziel may need to beat out Brian Hoyer to become the team’s starting quarterback, it appears as though he is already the fan’s number one choice for starting quarterback next season.