Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has not given up on his dream of returning to the NFL and said he had spoken with NFL teams about a possible comeback.
In an interview Saturday with Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News, Manziel said: “I know the situation that I put myself in… I know the year I took off and obviously the mistakes that I made.”
“Right now, I’m hopeful. I’m really hopeful. I think that I made some progress in that regard… Whenever I get a call, I’ll do whatever I can to make the most of it,” he continued.
Manziel also told Machota what prompted him to work toward restarting his NFL career. He said one of the factors is that he greatly missed playing football.
Manziel, who won the prestigious Heisman Trophy in 2012, had breakfast with New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton in February.
His series of off-field issues forced the Browns to release him after just two seasons, and he hasn’t played a single NFL game since 2015.
The Daily Caller reports:
There would be nothing more entertaining for the NFL right now than Johnny Football putting the pads back on and getting in the swing of things on Sundays in the Fall.
Has the electric dual-threat quarterback had his problems off of the field in the past? Without a doubt, but it seems like that’s long behind him. Now is the time for the Heisman winner to remind the world of why we all fell in love with him.
It’s time for Manziel to return and just go out there on the field and game. It’s what the NFL needs.