Johnny Manziel throws bomb on 3rd-and-19 for first career TD (video)

Browns starting quarterback Josh McCown was concussed on his helicopter fumble, which means Johnny Manziel got his first regular season action of the year. As a rookie, Manziel had two interceptions and one rushing touchdown in 2014.

Now, Manziel has his first career passing touchdown. It came on a 54-yard bomb to Travis Benjamin on 3rd-and-19 over Antonio Cromartie.

If Manziel can keep throwing bombs for touchdowns, it could be tough for the Browns to go back to McCown once he’s healthy. It’s good to see Manziel, who is exciting to watch, start to adjust to the NFL game under the tutelage of offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.

About Christopher Hansen

My path into sports media started with the founding of while working concurrently in the financial sector. I covered the AFC West and the NFL as a lead writer for Bleacher Report for three years and have been featured on CNN and other major outlets. I received my journalism degree from Abilene Christian University and I'm a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. I enjoy spending time with my awesome family, home projects, craft beer, the outdoors and technology.