The Houston Chronicle published a great piece on Johnny Manziel today, found here. In the article when asked about the prospects of falling to Cleveland at #4 in this year's NFL draft, Manziel said:
"If something happens, and it's the Cleveland Browns, I'm going to pour my heart out for the Dawg Pound and try to win a Super Bowl for Cleveland," he says. "I don't care if they've had 20 starting quarterbacks since 1999. I'm going to be the 21st and the guy that brought them the Super Bowl."
Manziel later tries to downplay his alter ego Johnny Football persona, and show that he's more than the guy you see on TMZ.
"Johnny Football is the stuff you see on TMZ," he says. "There's part of that folktale that goes along with it and tries to twist me into somebody I'm not all the time. I feel like now there's kind of like this frozen food package – a prewrapped, precooked package of who I am.
"Johnny Manziel is the guy that -- whether it's Houston, Jacksonville, Cleveland or Oakland – you'll have to drag off that field before I stop playing for those guys. Those are my teammates. Those are my brothers from now on. I'm going to fight until there's no time left on the clock. That's Johnny Manziel."
Manziel has never been one to lack confidence, and his comments to the Chronicle further illustrate that. The idea of Johnny Manziel in a Cleveland Browns uniform is incredibly polarizing. Some people are all for the idea (me), and others are vehemently against it.
I have been all for the Browns drafting Manziel for a while now, and his comments in this article further that feeling for me. I love his confidence no matter the team or situation, he's ready to come in and take charge. Some question his football abilities, and that may be fair to an extent, but no one can question his moxie. Draft him now, Farmer.
We'll see (and hear) a lot more from Manziel in the coming weeks. He's currently in San Diego training with QB Coach George Whitfield Jr. for next week's NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
I encourage you to check out the entire piece, it gives some great insight to Manziel. When you're done, come on back and let us know what you think of his comments?