Before Johnny Manziel can focus on his NFL comeback, he should probably make sure he’s not going to jail. Johnny has been battling an assault case against his ex-girlfriend for about a year now, but has somehow blamed the NFL for the perception that he’s not taking his legal matters seriously.
In a Dallas courtroom Johnny Manziel had to reassure a judge that he’s doing everything in his power to be a better person but couldn’t help but throw a jab at the NFL in the process. The former NFL quarterback told Judge Roberto Canas:
“I don’t necessarily always believe in what the NFL does and have lost a lot of trust with them based on past situations … based on other players how they’ve gotten treated.”
If Johnny is planning an NFL comeback, throwing the NFL under the bus is probably not the best way to go about it. Despite his comments, it seems the 24-year-old may actually pull off the comeback he’s been hoping for. Starting with re-hiring his former agent.
Johnny Manziel, serious enough to get Burkhardt to take him back, is drawing real interest from teams at the Combine, per @MikeGarafolo & me
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 1, 2017
Not to mention the work he’s been putting in:
Learning to fall in love with the little things again. Toe down through the throw and using more of my base than all upper body. Stop “sweeping” across the ball and cutting the thing off at the top of the motion. Starting with a blank canvas all over again but DAMN ITS FUN TO BE BACK ON THE FIELD WHIT. Simplistic mindset, relentless consistency, and good people in my corner @georgewhitfieldjr @mjope @hankspeights @qbshooter @dakotap9 @t_pip2
Getting a reputable agent like Erik Burkhardt to represent him again is definitely a huge step in the right direction. Before we know it we’ll be seeing Johnny in Snickers commercials again:
We all know the NFL is an organization about momentum. If there’s any moment to get things going for Johnny Football, now is the time. If he keeps up the good work, he might just make it off our list of athletes who partied waaay to hard: