Johnny Manziel’s latest comeback bid includes taking part in various schools’ pro days. Will that be enough to land him a new job in the NFL?
Though it has been nearly three years since he has thrown a pass in an NFL game, former Texas A&M standout and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is again trying to revive his professional career.
Selected in the first round by the Cleveland Browns in the 2014 NFL Draft, Manziel appeared in eight games with 15 starts for Cleveland. He completed 57 percent of his 258 pass attempts, for 1,675 yards, while throwing seven touchdown passes and seven interceptions. He also rushed 46 times or 259 yards and one score. However, his NFL career to this point has been marked more by what he has done off the field than on it; a history of mental illness, substance abuse, unreliability and domestic violence helped seemingly tank a career that at one time seemed limitless.
But now, Manziel is attempting a comeback. Armed with new tools to cope with his personal problems and a new motivation for the game, he’s trying to get the attention of NFL teams, first by throwing at the University of San Diego pro day a week ago and then doing the same at Texas A&M this week.
Will it work? It could, especially in the perpetually quarterback-needy National Football League. Here are five teams that may take a chance on Manziel in 2018.