Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Ex-Cleveland Browns quarterback Brady Quinn said that Johnny Manziel isn’t behaving the way a first-round pick should.
Quinn made the comment after an Instagram video of Manziel partying with a huge stack of money surfaced.
“I think my biggest issue with it is when you are drafted in the first round you are the face of the franchise,” Quinn said on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday, according to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio.
While Manziel is just trying to have a good time, Quinn pointed out that there are little kids watching looking up to him as a role model.
The Browns maintain they are fine with Manziel’s off-field antics, but Quinn wondered if that was really the truth.
Quinn added that he doesn’t think it’s respectful to the other veteran players are taking care of their bodies and preparing to go into a winning season.
He believes Manziel, who signed a four-year, $8.247 million contract on Tuesday, should take a cue from Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson.
Quinn noted that you could see Wilson’s good works on camera, Twitter, or at a hospital with sick kids giving them gifts.
“That’s the kind of role model I’d want for my franchise,” Quinn said of Wilson.
The Browns took Quinn, 29, with the 22nd pick of the 2007 draft. He posted a 4-16 record as an NFL starter with 12 career touchdown passes and 17 interceptions.