Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel might have to change his famous “Johnny Football” moniker.
Manziel was drafted by the San Diego Padres on Saturday in the 28th round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft. The 21-year-old, of course, is gearing up for his rookie season in the NFL after being drafted 22nd overall by the Browns last month, but that didn’t prevent the Padres from turning heads with the 837th overall selection.
Manziel, listed as a shortstop, played baseball in high school, although he did not play his senior year because he graduated early to head to Texas A&M. Manziel originally committed to Oregon, where he was expected to play both football and baseball.
It’s been a crazy couple of years for Manziel, whose stellar college quarterback play was supplemented by a polarizing personality and a unique off-the-field lifestyle. Things only figure to get busier for Johnny Football, even if he never suits up for the Padres.
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Johnny Manziel drafted in 28th round by Padres (837th overall). No 837th pick in the June draft has ever played an MLB game—
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