Comeback season continues for Johnny Manziel.
The 25-year-old has gotten himself into a ton of league trouble since joining the pros, and the downward spiral got even worse after he was released from the Cleveland Browns. But he wants to get back—and soon. According to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman, Manziel will be throwing to receivers at the University of San Diego’s Pro Day. It has been two years since he was professionally in the pocket, and it is time for NFL teams to see if he’s still got it.
For Manziel, throwing at San Diego’s Pro Day is a warm-up for him to get ready for The Spring League, which is a scouting event in Austin that runs March 28 through April 15. The Spring League is like an elite D-League that’s mostly compromised of ex-NFL players, split into four teams.
Manziel announced that he was ready to put his off-the-field troubles behind him and make another go at football in February. He’s excited to showcase his talents at The Spring League.
“Football has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. Sometimes you take for granted how much you value something until it’s gone. My goal is to make it back to the NFL and I realize I have to earn that privilege. The Spring League has provided me with a great opportunity to play ball again, and ultimately, that is all I want to do,” Manziel said in a statement.
If Manziel is able to impress some teams and get back in the league, there’s another guy who deserves a second shot. His name is Colin Kaepernick.