Manziel NFL, (the ), and couldn't submit starter-worthy performances when he was on the Browns' roster for two seasons. Kaepernick, on the other hand, watched his career nosedive when his numbers began to stagnate with the 49ers after he looked like a superstar in the beginning portion of his career and, of course, after he began to .out of the
Kaepernick, who hasn't been on an NFL roster since that season, filed a. In the meantime, he's kept busy by and Manziel, meanwhile, has while he .
Statistically, the two aren't even in the same stratosphere. Kaepernick is a developmental second-round pick who took a team to the Super Bowl. Manziel is a first-round bust of the Browns.
Even Manziel seems to understand the differences. On Saturday, he threw his support behind Kaepernick while also saying he's sick of the comparisons. Manziel, who believes that Kaepernick still isn't signed for non-football reasons, credited Kaepernick for all of his charity work, which he called "legendary."
This will probably cause an uproar, but I’m tired of the @Kaepernick7 vs myself comparisons and anger. Kap is doing amazing things right now changing lives and donating millions of dollars. His impact off the field from a societal standpoint is legendary and straight admirable.— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) March 24, 2018
Standing up for people who often don’t get heard and for a race that continually deals with problem after problem in this country for CENTURIES. This world we live in is absolutely crazy and I believe what he’s doing has an amazing impact.— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) March 24, 2018
The facts of the matter are the reason he’s not being signed are non football based. The guy took a team to the Super Bowl and continuously wreaked havoc on the NFC West and the league. Maybe he had a bad year two years ago but he’s not a bad player and that’s a fact..— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) March 24, 2018
I rock with you @Kaepernick7 you’ve always been good to me and I appreciate that. All the best in your journey my friend wherever that takes you— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) March 24, 2018
As Manziel himself seems to be saying, comparing the two quarterbacks is lazy. They're both unsigned for very different reasons, their NFL careers have been wildly different to this point, and their comeback efforts have been met with different responses.
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The one thing they do have in common is the murkiness of their futures. It's unclear if either quarterback will find their way onto an NFL roster as the backup quarterback market has been largely settled with guys like Brock Osweiler, Trevor Siemian, Chase Daniel, Tom Savage and so on all finding their new homes in free agency.