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This one's obvious, right?
Assuming Manziel takes over at quarterback either before opening day or shortly after, he'll have the best shot of the all the Browns players to take home Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.
For arguments sake, you could throw third-round pick Terrance West into the conversation.
NFL Media analyst Charlie Casserly believes that West is good enough to wrestle the starting job away from free-agent halfback Ben Tate:
"2,500 yards last year and a natural in the zone-running scheme that Kyle Shanahan runs. Here's my prediction: This guy is going to beat out Ben Tate to be the starting running back this year," Casserly said, per NFL.com's Bryan Fischer.
The problem is, even if he does wind up becoming the team's No. 1 option, Tate will get his touches. That factor alone will diminish West's chances of winning the award.
Manziel has the best odds of winning because he'll logically receive the most touches. Even if the Browns decide to run the ball, Johnny Football will still have to chuck the pigskin around if this team wants to win games in a tough division.
He's a dual-threat quarterback with sensational instincts. Instincts that are so good, they could put his numbers on a pedestal despite not having an explosive wide receiving corps to work with.
The battle at quarterback is heating up like summertime in Texas right now.
ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi talked about Manziel's progress thus far saying, "Manziel has impressed coaches with his ability to learn from mistakes. So when Manziel’s errors are corrected in post-practice film study, he generally rebounds splendidly. All the public attention focused on Manziel is hard enough for Hoyer to stomach."
History is also on Manziel's side when it comes to the taking home the trophy. Since 2008, only two non-quarterbacks have won the award—Percy Harvin and Eddie Lacy.