Majority: Johnny Manziel will succeed.

Nearly seven in 10 NFL players surveyed by and ESPN The Magazine think Johnny Manziel will succeed in the NFL.

The survey was conducted prior to the first preseason games and well before Monday night's incident when Manziel flashed an extended middle finger to the Washington Redskins bench.

Pittsburgh defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau seems to agree with the polled players who don't think Manziel will be a bust.

One thing Manziel resuscitated before ever throwing a pass in a Browns uniform was the hopes of long-suffering fans -- try as he might to shrug off what his arrival has meant to Cleveland.