Johnny Manziel getting a workout in front of teams by throwing at pro day in San Diego
The former first-round pick is throwing at the San Diego pro day, which benefits him and the players for the team
Johnny Manziel is in the middle of his Comeback SZN, attempting to secure a job with an NFL team and make it back to the league. Manziel, and has been turning around his life, wants to play in the NFL but has admitted the CFL is on the table. .
His biggest issue for getting back in the NFL might be getting in front of NFL teams and scouts. But Mr. Moneybags has found a nice little loophole to being seen by scouts and coaches/GMs: he's throwing for receivers at a pro day.
Specifically, as first reported by Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated, he's throwing for receivers at the University of San Diego pro day on Thursday.
Manziel, per Feldman, has been training with George Whitfield, who apparently helped link up the former first-round pick with Torero coaches, who needed someone to throw for them at the pro day. Manziel is eagerly seeking opportunities to show he's in good football shape.
Via Eric Williams of ESPN, Manziel is very much at the pro day working out.
One could argue Manziel is making someone else's pro day about him, but think about it like this: by drawing attention to the pro day, Manziel is inherently giving anyone who plays for San Diego a bigger spotlight to show themselves off to scouts and personnel people. It's a symbiotic relationship; it benefits everyone involved.
Manziel still has a long row to hoe in order to return to the NFL. He'sfor a lengthy amount of time and says he has been battling mental health issues.
It's a long way Browns released him before he finished out his rookie contract. Prior to that Manziel with an ex-girlfriend and indicted by a grand jury. ., when the
Since then, Manziel spent a significant amount of time partying and worrying his family before turning things around.
Now he's expected to participate in The Spring League in Austin, Texas.
There are also multiple other football leagues popping up, giving Manziel an opportunity moving forward. What once felt like an impossibility -- Manziel returning to football -- feels a lot more realistic with each passing positive situation that unfolds for the former Heisman winner and first-round draft pick.
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