At least the 2017 version of Johnny Football has some self-awareness.
Johnny Manziel might never play another snap in the NFL — he recently told TMZ Sports he’s eyeing a comeback — but the beleaguered former Cleveland Browns quarterback took to Twitter on Thursday to address his life status.
The 24-year-old expressed optimism while admitting he was a “douche” in 2016. He also shot down the notion that he’ll be getting paid to take selfies with fans at Super Bowl LI in Houston.
Manziel’s douchery started well before 2016, but this past year certainly was a tough one for the former Texas A&M standout. He failed to catch on with another NFL team after being released by the Browns, who drafted him in the first round (22nd overall) in 2014, and it all stemmed from his off-the-field issues, which seemed to get worse every day.
We’ll see if Manziel can “live these words” and “not just tweet them.” His track record suggests he’s blowing smoke up everyone’s behind, but best of luck, anyway.
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