It’s not quite an inflatable swan, but Johnny Manziel did have a new ride last weekend.
According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Manziel shot his first local commerical Sunday, for an area Nissan dealership.
The spot was the first from Manziel’s deal with LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s marketing firm LRMR.
Bernie Moreno, owner of Collection Auto Group said he was impressed by Manziel’s attitude while throwing passes to a silver Altima in 90-plus degree heat.
“We’re really excited,” Moreno said. “To have Johnny be able to do his first commercial in Cleveland with us, with our company, he’s a really, really nice guy and he’s doing a great job. He really cares about doing things well, and I think that if that translates it into his other job. I think he brings a credibility. We couldn’t ask for a bigger endorser than that. . . .
“He has a lot of charisma. He’s a naturally nice guy. He cares deeply. Despite some of the fringy things you see out there, I think in his heart he’s a really good person, the kind of person that just wants to win and bring a championship to Cleveland, there’s no question in my mind about that.”
Others have questioned that, and only performing on the field is going to erase the concerns that Manziel brought with him to Cleveland.