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Manziel says he’s still undecided about entering NFL draft

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At a time when most assume Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will exit College Station for a ride on the NFL draft train, Manziel has yet to make it official.

And there’s a chance he might stay in the place that, as of last June, he couldn’t wait to leave.

Via Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com, Manziel said at Monday night’s BCS national title game that he hasn’t decided whether to give up his remaining NCAA eligibility.  Manziel added that he’ll meet with his family in the coming days to reach a conclusion.

“I want to make the right decision that’s best for me and my family,” Manziel said.

Many think the decision has been made, including at least one guy who plays with Manziel.

Johnny’s gone,” Texas A&M receiver Ricky Seal-Jones recently said during the broadcast of a high school basketball game.  “He’s gone.”

If Manziel is indeed gone, it’s only a matter of time before he takes an ax to the NFL’s door, sticks his face in the hole, and exclaims, “Heeeeere’s Johnny!

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64 Responses to “Manziel says he’s still undecided about entering NFL draft”
  1. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Jan 7, 2014 11:01 AM

    He gone.

  2. grruffgrruff says: Jan 7, 2014 11:02 AM

    If you’re that undecided…stay in school.
    You’re not ready.

  3. green41563 says: Jan 7, 2014 11:10 AM

    Sure.

  4. mrtzl20 says: Jan 7, 2014 11:13 AM

    Johnny Jaguar!

  5. denverdude7 says: Jan 7, 2014 11:14 AM

    Awesome picture of “Johnny Football”…

    It’s sort of a preview of what his expression will be when drafted by the Factory of Sadness.

    The caption will read: OH NO !!!!!!!… NOT THE BROWNS !!!!!!!

  6. emmac13 says: Jan 7, 2014 11:15 AM

    After last nights performances by Marshall and Winston he ought to enter the draft. Not to mention the UCLA QB and Braxton Miller. Johnny could get hurt or his numbers drop. Then he will drop like Barkley and lose millions .

  7. seatownballers says: Jan 7, 2014 11:16 AM

    Cash in kid. If your life path is uncertain, use your talents to make money, and save it

  8. dietrich43 says: Jan 7, 2014 11:16 AM

    He is just trying to determine if he will make more money in the pros or signing autographs in college.

  9. medialovesthecowboys says: Jan 7, 2014 11:18 AM

    Why is he taking so long? This guy is starting to get on my nerves, coupled with the fact that he looked human all too often this season. I hope the Browns pick him up. He’ll either prove his worth and turn that pitiful franchise around, or he’ll get sucked in the vacuum of mediocrity that most first rounders in Cleveland find themselves.

  10. lnfinite says: Jan 7, 2014 11:24 AM

    If Manziel is indeed gone, it’s only a matter of time before he takes an ax to the NFL’s door, sticks his face in the hole, and exclaims, “Heeeeere’s Johnny!“

    Classic Jack!

  11. nfloracle says: Jan 7, 2014 11:24 AM

    The Shining reference was a bit of a stretch, though I guess it works if one thinks of Manziel as being immature enough to ax at some point what could otherwise be a promising NFL career.

  12. birdfanatdabeach says: Jan 7, 2014 11:25 AM

    What would you do if you knew that a landing spot with the QB killing BROWNS and dealing with JOE BANNER is in your future.

    Here is my prescription JOHNNY GOOFBALL — Take two co’eds a day for the next year and wait till 2014.

    GO BIRDS!!

    ICWT

  13. randyschwimmer7 says: Jan 7, 2014 11:27 AM

    With that picture, I think that San Francisco would be a key place for him to play……BOOM.

  14. theytukrjobs says: Jan 7, 2014 11:28 AM

    “best decision for me and my family”.

    What does that even mean? Manziel doesn’t have a wife and kids. His parents are well off and don’t need money. He has no dependents.

    Just enter the draft.

  15. txbrit says: Jan 7, 2014 11:29 AM

    Has anyone yet told him he can’t to do a 1 hour special discussing where he is ‘Taking his Talents’?

  16. fwippel says: Jan 7, 2014 11:32 AM

    He may not want to end up in Houston, Jacksonville, Cleveland, or Oakland. Landing with some of those franchises might give any football player reason to pause.

  17. jebdamone says: Jan 7, 2014 11:36 AM

    its kind of a different decision for johnny. unlike many of the kids heading for the nfl three years out of high school johnny’s family is rich. he has no need to support them or himself. i think he will still go but its not as imperative to him that he gets that paycheck.

  18. folkcrusader says: Jan 7, 2014 11:37 AM

    Carpe per Diem – “Seize the check”

  19. weepingjebus says: Jan 7, 2014 11:37 AM

    Just the cautious dance all high ranked QBs do to make sure they don’t get drafted by the Jets.

  20. tokyosandblaster says: Jan 7, 2014 11:38 AM

    Look, if there’s any chance you could be heading to Minnesota, stay in school. Let them pick some QB that’s a backup (like Ponder) and then come to the NFL while they’re still failing with their experiment.

    You don’t want to waste the first three years of your nfl career on a team the won’t know how to use talent.

    I mean, look at Adrian Peterson. All the talent in the world and now his career as a top tier running back is over, and he’s considered a broken down piece of overrated glass.

  21. therealraider says: Jan 7, 2014 11:44 AM

    Is this guy going to bust his butt all offseason to get into NFL shape or am I going to continue to hear stories about his partying ways?

  22. johnnyjagfan says: Jan 7, 2014 11:47 AM

    Go to Jacksonville, Johnny!

  23. harveyredman says: Jan 7, 2014 11:49 AM

    His best receiver – Alexander, just declared and is gone next season.

    He’s not going to be able to just chuck it up and expect his guy to come down with it like he did all year. See what happened to “jump-ball” Joe Flacco when Bolden left?

    Manziel should declare before his stats decline and his name is hot. And just maybe, he might actually succeed at the next level.

  24. hehateme1 says: Jan 7, 2014 11:50 AM

    Get over yourself dude.

  25. midjerseyfatcat says: Jan 7, 2014 11:54 AM

    It’s a big roll of the dice if he stays in college and plays another year. What happens to his worth to the pros if he gets ranked maybe the fifth best player in college in the coming year? Though he might not be ready for the pros he might be better off making what he can now and if things don’t work out for him at least he will still have a fat wallet.

  26. johnnyb216 says: Jan 7, 2014 11:54 AM

    Of course he is… Of course he is… (Daniel Plainview)

  27. mayfieldroadboy says: Jan 7, 2014 11:58 AM

    If Manziel is indeed gone, it’s only a matter of time before he takes an ax to the NFL’s door, sticks his face in the hole, and exclaims, “Heeeeere’s Johnny!“

    Priceless!

    And, if I’m correct, isn’t he heir to an oil fortune in Texas? I also undersand that Cleveland’s Haslam loves this guy.

  28. stillworker says: Jan 7, 2014 11:58 AM

    Steelers fan here…………..omg I hope the Browns sign this kid.

  29. stillworker says: Jan 7, 2014 12:00 PM

    P.S.
    …………and hire Josh McDaniels as coach.

  30. stevenwilliams2013 says: Jan 7, 2014 12:02 PM

    His parents are super rich. He really doesn’t need the NFL like most guys. The NFL would be just a hobby for him.

  31. indytom87 says: Jan 7, 2014 12:07 PM

    “Let’s see, do I enter the draft and play for a basement team with a new coach and desperate for a QB, or do I wait until next year and play for a basement team with a new coach and desperate for a QB?”

  32. cguy7 says: Jan 7, 2014 12:07 PM

    Worst kept secret in sports that he’s turning pro. No cinch that Browns take a QB early. Banner is shrewd and calculated. He may have Matthews or Clowney fall into his lap. Reality is that we are 9 players away from a playoff contender, and need to take the best player available.

  33. spankmarley says: Jan 7, 2014 12:08 PM

    I’d say wait…. till he hits puberty!

  34. rodh32340 says: Jan 7, 2014 12:10 PM

    Add another name to the list of great college QBs who never made it in the NFL…Charlie Ward, Tim Tebow, Johnny Manziel, …your turn…

  35. azjam says: Jan 7, 2014 12:16 PM

    Makes most sense to leave now for the draft. He won’t go any higher if he stays another year as the draft class of 2015 could have qbs Winston, Mariota & Hundley.

  36. starchybunker says: Jan 7, 2014 12:17 PM

    there’s an easy Invisible Man joke to be made to go along with that picture, but darned if I’ll be the one to make it…

  37. fishaplease says: Jan 7, 2014 12:20 PM

    Lol all manziel is is the bizarro version of Tebow… I hope those college stats transfer something in the NFL or you will be working with your doppelganger…..

  38. jimmyt says: Jan 7, 2014 12:21 PM

    This guy already has money so that won’t be a deciding factor. Ego or greed maybe but being an oil heir he will want for nothing. If he goes Pro and takes on the rigors of being a QB in the NFL it will be because of his love of football – and that is pretty cool.

  39. rugbyisbetter says: Jan 7, 2014 12:25 PM

    Supposedly the kid comes from money so its probably unlikely that he is thinking about buying a car, paying off debt, legal issues or house or anything like that…

    His consideration is still probably, ‘ hey last year, I wrecked up this college football thing, won the Heisman, partied like a rock star, got caught making money, got suspended for 30 minutes, still had a jillion points/yards that game, partied like a rock star’..

    His thought is, is it worth going to the NFL yet when I am the biggest name in College Football since Tim Tebow (he’s nowhere near Tebow Mania, but we can agree his name is big)?

    Even though Barkley and Leinart came back for a year, they still had an opportunity to compete for a starting position, they just lost to better QBs.

  40. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Jan 7, 2014 12:27 PM

    Riiiight. And OJ didn’t do it and Barry Bonds never used PEDs.

  41. blakeden says: Jan 7, 2014 12:29 PM

    Certain teams are mentioned as being bad fits for this kid….Oakland, Minnisota, Clevland etc…What makes everyone on here think they aren’t going to be in the same spot next year?….One more year of college gives him some more learning ie reading defenses foot work etc. Sure you can use the if he gets hurt then what? Then he falls back on his parents wealth or maybe his education. Whats the rush your not that good son…..

  42. texansdude says: Jan 7, 2014 12:29 PM

    Look at the way he plays football. Then apply that to your team. Do you REALLY want that under center? I don’t want him in Houston, and I don’t think you want him on your team’s roster, either.

  43. thgase says: Jan 7, 2014 12:30 PM

    Several thoughts:
    1) He doesn’t want to go to the Browns
    2) We don’t want him.
    3) Too big an ego for a team that needs a leader, not a self-promoting cheer leader.

    His advisors are probably telling him not to come out because the Browns might draft him, and why go to a team that’s consistently been torn and tattered by poor choices, no wide receivers, shaky O-Line and a management team that wouldn’t know a good WB if they fell over one. Oh, one more thing, in my opinion, Manziel is simply not an NFL caliber QB.

    He’s Michael Vick all over again. Great scrambler, good arm, but these guys ALWAYS get hurt. Vick and RGIII being the most recent examples. Stay in school.

  44. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 7, 2014 12:32 PM

    We have six rings

  45. blakeden says: Jan 7, 2014 12:38 PM

    Ryan Leif

  46. brenenostler says: Jan 7, 2014 12:41 PM

    He just turned 21. Of course he’s staying in college.

  47. rubenxx7 says: Jan 7, 2014 12:47 PM

    He is just doing this for attention just like rg3. He will drag this out for as long as he can.

  48. briang123 says: Jan 7, 2014 12:47 PM

    Well. with this public display of “will he or won’t he?” we all know he hired Bus Cook as his agent and he is going pro.

  49. dualprime says: Jan 7, 2014 12:50 PM

    Please don’t become a Texan! Please don’t become a Texan! Please don’t become a Texan! Please don’t become a Texan! Please don’t become a Texan! Please don’t become a Texan!

  50. blakeden says: Jan 7, 2014 12:56 PM

    He assumes people care what he does…Get over yourself

  51. imthaschmidt says: Jan 7, 2014 12:57 PM

    This guy will do what Eli Manning did. if the browns draft him he will asked to be traded immediately to a new team. Manziel will play where he wants to play, but he definitely will not play in a place where he doesn’t want to.

  52. jaclyn1973 says: Jan 7, 2014 1:08 PM

    He will do what his daddy tells him to do. The team that gets stuck with him with also get stuck with his helicopter daddy telling them what and how to do things in regard to his baby boy.

  53. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 7, 2014 1:12 PM

    Well, the NFL will expect him to work hard and that’s going to take away from his drinking, partying and groupie girl time.

    Tough choice.

  54. baredon says: Jan 7, 2014 1:16 PM

    Johnny Football will be a bust in the NFL….

    After a few hits from 275# plus DL and LB’s, he will be on the bench hurt from various injuries..

    He may have the cute moves at college level, but he can forget that in NFL….

    Remember you heard it here FIRST….

    Another NFL bust…

  55. dennychimes says: Jan 7, 2014 1:16 PM

    PLEASE!!!!!!!! Come out Johnny PLEASE!!!!!! I for one can’t wait until he takes a hit from an NFL caliber Linebacker, Dback, or D end. I really want this ego inflated, bloviated jerk to bring his arrogant ass out and see what its like to play football with the big boys! What a turd!!

  56. granadafan says: Jan 7, 2014 1:22 PM

    Every single Heisman winning QB since 1989 has been just average or a flat out bust. Think about that before drafting the Joker. Ware, Toretta, Ward, Wuerffel, Weinke, Crouch, Tebow, etc.

  57. chazatlas says: Jan 7, 2014 1:44 PM

    He’s trying to decide if he should just stay home, he’s already got oil field, trust fund money from grandpa.

  58. chazatlas says: Jan 7, 2014 1:46 PM

    Arrogant twinks get stepped on and squashed in the NFL. Come on Johnny Foosball, play in the NFL and try your antics on some men.

  59. jburk003 says: Jan 7, 2014 1:58 PM

    Do what you’ve been doing to your millionaire, oil-loving parents ever since you have been born, and take the money and RUN !!!!!!

  60. atlwmn says: Jan 7, 2014 3:18 PM

    That guy’s got no loyalty toward A&M, his butt is out the door. For all the whining about having to be in college during the last two years, it seems like he can’t wait to get out of there. He’s just building the drama for his failing brand.

  61. WACANHFL says: Jan 7, 2014 3:35 PM

    Nice tie future Blutarsky…

  62. thatstinks says: Jan 7, 2014 3:58 PM

    It sounds better to say I would rather get an education than to say I don’t want to play for the Browns or Raiders . But in a year he will probably have to go through this exact scenario again .

  63. ivanpavlov0000 says: Jan 7, 2014 7:24 PM

    He’s gone. The only thing he’s doing is postponing his announcement in hopes of finding a day where he’ll be the top media story.

    I also happen to think he’ll be a bust. He’s got a bad habit of just throwing the ball up for grabs. Unlike college, NFL DBs will feast on his errors.

    And it’s the perfect time of year for a Stanley Kubrick Shining reference. It’s a flick everyone should see.

  64. jpat2424 says: Jan 7, 2014 11:35 PM

    D Bag

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