Johnny Manziel weighs in on Colin Kaepernick, Browns QB situations (vid)
Johnny Manziel’s professional football career may be currently in a perpetual state of limbo, but that doesn’t mean the paparazzi isn’t interested in what he has to say about goings on in the NFL.
Manziel — who apparently was “sober,” TMZ chose to note in its report — was approached by the gossip site as he exited Mr Chow on Monday night in Beverly Hills.
TMZ was most interested in hearing Manziel’s opinion on two of the bigger trending topics in the NFL: The national anthem protests spawned by Colin Kaepernick as well as the sorry state of the quarterback position on his former team, the Cleveland Browns.
“I believe Colin Kaepernick is standing up for what he believes in and he has a right to do that so,” Manziel said concerning the San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback’s decision to kneel during the anthem.
But a far more relevant matter — as far as Manziel is concerned — revolves around how the Browns once again are left reeling at quarterback after losing Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown in consecutive weeks.
Manziel was asked if he expected a phone call anytime soon from his former NFL employer. He didn’t seem to think there’s a good chance of that coming to fruition.
“I doubt that’ll happen,” Manziel said. “I wish them the best.”
Given Manziel will have to serve a four-game suspension if he ever does return to the NFL, it’s not like he could immediately help the Browns in the first place. And that’s not even taking into account whether the team would even consider him, a scenario which obviously falls in the “no chance” category.
Manziel instead is focusing on other things outside of resurrecting his flailing career. He re-enrolled at Texas A&M to satisfy a promise he made to his parents about graduating. And though there are stories that indicate Manziel isn’t doing the best job maintaining his sobriety, he hasmade one nice gesture since returning to school.
And for what’s it’s worth, Manziel said classes are “going well” and he’s “glad to be back in school.”