Brady Quinn and Johnny Manziel have a few things in common. They were both drafted by the Cleveland Browns. They were both picked 22nd overall. They’re both quarterbacks.

And … well that seems to be about it.

Johnny Football, the new hope and savior for the Browns, had a bit of fun in Las Vegas recently. But what happened there didn’t stay there.

Quinn, a free agent who has bounced around the league since the Browns traded him to Denver in 2010, joined SiriusXM NFL Radio‘s Movin’ the Chains with Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan on Tuesday and talked about Manziel’s partying.

Quinn remembers all too well the pressure of being the face of the Browns, and thinks Manziel needs to clean up his act and get down to business.

Some people say you know, you can work hard, play hard. But I think my biggest issue with it is when you’re drafted in the first round, you’re the face of the franchise. When you’ve got a video that comes out like that, I understand he’s trying to have a good time and live his life off the field, but there’s a little kid watching that. And now he’s looking up to him as a role model […] I don’t think that’s the way you want to conduct yourself. If you’re asking Jimmy Haslam, is that what you really want the face of your franchise doing and having out there? I just don’t think it’s right. I don’t think it’s respectful to the other veteran players too, right now, who are probably taking care of their bodies, trying to prepare to go into a winning season right now, instead of doing things like that off the field.

Who does Quinn think is a positive example of how a young quarterback should carry himself off the field? Take a listen.


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