Johnny Manziel gets his first commercial shoot under his belt

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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.

33 responses to “Johnny Manziel gets his first commercial shoot under his belt

  1. Meanwhile, ESPN won’t report on Desean Jackson at the BET Awards throwing up gang signs. Or Ndamukong Suh in “Think Like A Man Too”. This favoritism is sickening.

  2. “And if you believe that, I have a classic Pinto in mint condition to sell you…a collector’s dream!”

  3. I’m a die hard Browns fan and I’m sick and tired of hearing about this guy. PLEASE stop. I want to read stories about him winning football games. This is getting out of control. I’m not into all the social media stuff so maybe it’s just me. Geez, make it stop.

  4. Thank, I missed him.

    “He cares deeply. Despite some of the fringy things you see out there,…” This guy is a genius, “fringy”? He has his own language.

    He’s right. Johnny cares deeply, but about what?

  5. “bonnovi says:
    Jun 30, 2014 9:00 AM

    “An area Nissan dealership.”? That’s the best he (or his firm) could do?”

    It’s like you never watched a NFL game on TV before. Every single NFL city has a QB doing commercials for a local car dealership.

  6. “…local commercial.”
    But that is at the minimum, his second with LRMR..first being the McDonalds one with LeBron where JF does the Heisman pose.

  7. What a shame for his wallet he doesn’t have Montana, Brady or Marino good looks. Imagine if he did… He might not even need to play football at all. Oh wait, he hasn’t yet!

  8. Better than doing the Discount Double Check. if I see that one again I’m slicing my wrists.

  9. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says:
    Jun 30, 2014 9:08 AM
    “bonnovi says:
    Jun 30, 2014 9:00 AM

    “An area Nissan dealership.”? That’s the best he (or his firm) could do?”

    It’s like you never watched a NFL game on TV before. Every single NFL city has a QB doing commercials for a local car dealership.

    ___________________________

    Nope. Not every NFL city. Not even close.

  10. Will you guys ( the Media) please stop with the Manziel coverage. Please let this guy do something in the NFL first. The media is creating the Kardashians in the NFL

  11. Did he have a back-up role in the commercial? That is what he will be this season. I happen to think Hoyer is a good QB and will be the starter all season.

  12. Has nothing to do with football, but his face looks like Alfred E Neuman and the jacket and body look like Mr Six.
    I have yet to see a “normal” picture of this dude so I can only assume he’s just funny looking.

  13. 700levelvet says:
    Jun 30, 2014 9:49 AM
    I guess it beats doing subway commercials
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    Subway commercials are for 1st round busts.

    Like Jarvis Jones.

  14. They all want to talk about Johnny brining a champioship to Cleveland! He’s gotta get on the damn field first! From everything I’ve read, he can’t even beat out Brian Freaking Hoyer. Good luck with that Cleveland. You might as well warm up to the media attention, because as soon as Hoyer goes down again, and he will, and they throw lil Johnny in the mix and totally destroy any confidence that he could possibly have, the only media attention that Cleveland will get will be when your new owner is thrown jail for fraud. Yes folks, the Factory of Sadness is indeed open and in full swing! Johnny’s a side show, you’ll find out soon enough!

  15. All the Johnny coverage has to make Hoyer’s skin crawl. Now with Manziel doing local car dealership commercials, and Hoyer not getting any love being hometown kid and all. But can’t be any worse than having Brady Quinn doing cheesy subway commercials.

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