Let’s go! Finally, Johnny Football is gaining some real traction in his NFL comeback dream.
The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner has had a long and hard fall from grace. After being drafted 22nd overall in the 2014 NFL draft, Manziel’s NFL career never took off, due to lack of effort and dedication, and his off the field antics.
However, in my unbiased opinion, Manziel has paid his dues for his past failures, with his name and legacy being dragged through the mud and disgraced, and he has now opened up about realizing his mistakes and attempting to turn it all around.
In his interview with our good friends over on Pardon My Take, he opened up about his struggles with depression and bipolar disorder, and how he used alcohol to self-medicate. While some cynics claim his opening up on Good Morning America and PMT is just a PR stunt to help his “Comeback SZN” gain some steam, but hey, I believe the kid.
To me, Johnny Manziel’s failed NFL career can be boiled down to what he didn’t do, not what he truly couldn’t do. While his skill set is certainly one that has still proven to be difficult to transition to the NFL speed and style of play, I don’t think that we can say with 100% certainty that he wasn’t cut out – physically; mentally, was and still is the question mark surrounding Manziel.
The Browns didn’t give Johnny Football a fair chance to see the field in my opinion, but that ultimately can be attributed to Johnny Football not giving them a chance to help him develop and grow.
Will Manziel make it all the way back from the brink of extinction to the NFL? That, will be the multimillion dollar question folks, but I for one, and hoping that he will.