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Johnny Manziel Gets Paid As Browns Sign Him To Four-Year Deal

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Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel reacts after being selected by the Cleveland Browns as the 22nd pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Thursday, May 8, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

By Aaron Wilson, National Football Post

The Cleveland Browns have signed rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel to a four-year, $8.247 million contract.

The Browns hold the standard fifth-year club option for Manziel.

Manziel, who's fond of making the counting money symbol, now has plenty to spend.

Drafted 22nd overall, Manziel is a former Heisman Trophy winnner from Texas A&M.

Manziel passed for 7,820 yards with 63 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. Manziel added 2,160 rushing yards and 30 touchdown runs. He generated. 9,989 yards of total offense, an average of 384.9 per game.

He became the first freshman to win the Heisman trophy and was a finalist the following year.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

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