Johnny Manziel admits his NFL career is likely over
It seems that the show is over for former Cleveland Browns quarterback, Johnny Manziel.
After a short-lived career in the NFL, the quarterback has tried his luck in other professional football leagues. Unfortunately, it looks like Manziel’s is done with professional football and he’s completely happy with it.
“In the past, probably, is the way I’d characterize it,” Johnny Manziel told Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal when asked about where his football career is at this point. “I’ve finally got to a point where I’m trying to achieve happiness in life, not happiness on the football field.”
Manziel was a top-prospect in his two-year collegiate career in Texas A&M, and the former 2012 Heisman Trophy awardee was drafted by the Browns in the 2014 NFL Rookie Draft.
However, Johnny Football failed to impress in his short stint with the Browns, as off-field controversies clouded his young career. He was released by Cleveland in 2016 and suited up for different professional football leagues like the Canadian Football League and the Alliance of American Football before finally calling it quits early last year.
“I know a lot of people probably want me to come back and play and give it another chance, but I don’t know, as far as being a person and figuring out life as a young adult — trying to make it and figure it out — if I’ve ever been in a better place than I’m in right now. I can honestly say I’m happy and I’m doing the right things to try and put a smile on my face every day, and that means more to me than going out and grinding on a football field,” the former Browns QB added.
The ex-NFL quarterback is currently enjoying his time on a different field as he tries his luck in golf. He’s living his best life.