Manziel’s highly-anticipated rookie debut was a disaster. The Bengals hammered the Browns 30-0 as Manziel endured a blowout loss. Meanwhile, the quarterback had a garbage display. He posted 80 passing yards with two interceptions as he failed to do anything useful for the team (via Sports Illustrated).
Later, he acknowledged his shocking performance. Manziel said: “I felt coming into today that I was absolutely prepared for today. Being out there, I never felt overwhelmed or that it was too much for me, but when it comes down to it, football is football.” Unfortunately, it didn’t get any better for the young star.