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Manziel adds Snickers to his list of endorsements


Johnny Manziel hasn’t played in an NFL game and hasn’t won the Browns’ starting quarterback job, but he already has an endorsement portfolio that rivals Peyton Manning’s.

The latest brand to hire Manziel as a celebrity endorser is Snickers, which has hired Manziel to appear in its “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” campaign, according to ESPN. A national TV commercial starring Manziel will premiere before the season.

Manziel has also taped commercials for McDonald’s and Nissan, and Nike has been selling Manziel products since before he was even drafted.

Now Manziel needs to beat out Brian Hoyer and become the starter in Cleveland. Or else he’ll set a new record for the most commercials by a player who spends his Sundays holding a clipboard.

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78 Responses to “Manziel adds Snickers to his list of endorsements”
  1. bonnovi says: Jul 18, 2014 3:45 PM

    It’ll probably be set in a Vegas nightclub bathroom.

  2. vikings2102 says: Jul 18, 2014 3:47 PM

    Johnny you suck, here eat this maybe it will help. Nope, still suck!

  3. pem34 says: Jul 18, 2014 3:47 PM

    appropriate, b/c as a Brown, he’s not going anywhere for a while.

  4. doctorrustbelt says: Jul 18, 2014 3:48 PM

    “Snap into a Slim Jim”

    – Randy “Macho Man” Savage (1953-2011)

  5. cardmagnet says: Jul 18, 2014 3:50 PM

    Very fitting, since people have been snickering at the notion of him being a quarterback at the pro level.

  6. cpitch12 says: Jul 18, 2014 3:50 PM

    Hes not a distraction, hes just doing commercials , hanging with Justin Beiber and rolling up hundreds in bathroom in Vegas for entertainment purposes only….good luck Cleveland, your gonna need it!!!

  7. kneelbeforesod says: Jul 18, 2014 3:51 PM

    I take it he’ll play the whiny and smarmy version of the character, before the character eats a Snickers bar?

  8. urmomsmyho says: Jul 18, 2014 3:52 PM

    There’s a snickering joke buried here somewhere.

  9. reed20fence says: Jul 18, 2014 3:52 PM


    This kid will fall hard.

  10. NoWearMan says: Jul 18, 2014 3:53 PM

    So….i read this as written by someone who either has issues with a free market society…or is jealous. What exactly is the problem with the kid making money?

  11. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 18, 2014 3:53 PM

    Picture of Johnny on the bench.

    “Not goin anywhere for a while?”

  12. bassplucker says: Jul 18, 2014 3:54 PM

    Well there were plenty of snickers when the Browns drafted him, I know that.

  13. bucsorbust says: Jul 18, 2014 3:54 PM

    Fitting. Snickers describes the actions of those who will watch him try to play football with the big dogs.

    Not to mention Snickers melts when you apply any heat, leaves a big mess, and really isn’t that good when you look closely.

  14. thetooloftools says: Jul 18, 2014 3:55 PM

    Go Go, Go Johnny Go Go Go !

  15. Getoffmylawn! says: Jul 18, 2014 3:56 PM

    So it will start with Manziel on the money phone in the huddle talking gibberish when another player hands him a snickers bar and he turns into a real QB, Aaron Rodgers?

  16. bobzilla1001 says: Jul 18, 2014 3:58 PM

    Shame someone can become rich and famous without actually doing something, you know, extraordinary. Manziel and Michael Sam ought to be grateful and thankful for ESPN.

  17. jaglazer says: Jul 18, 2014 3:58 PM

    he shakes a snickers in front of the camera to the tune of “it’s a small world”

  18. mikelitoris1 says: Jul 18, 2014 3:59 PM

    That’s all well and good, but I still want to see him turn a frito into a dorito.

  19. bassplucker says: Jul 18, 2014 4:01 PM

    Still think that Snickers ad from a few years back (with the guy in Germany who is constantly eating but still hungry), was one of the best ever.

  20. thelastwordyaheard says: Jul 18, 2014 4:02 PM

    waaaaaaaay too much hype.. it’s just a Milky Way with peanuts

  21. icallbs81 says: Jul 18, 2014 4:02 PM

    someone is going to get fatttttttttttttt.

  22. doctorrustbelt says: Jul 18, 2014 4:03 PM

    Somehow… Cleveland fans will blame this on Derek Anderson and Brandon Weeden (while giving Notre Dame’s Akili Quinn a free pass).

  23. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 18, 2014 4:03 PM

    I got a sneak peek of the commercial: Johnny’s in the huddle and one of his teammates say, “Johnny you’re not doing too well, have a Snickers.” At which point he takes a bite, then turns into Betty White, who plays 10x better than the original Manziel.

  24. nfloracle says: Jul 18, 2014 4:05 PM

    God, I really miss reading about Tim Tebow now, and I never thought I’d say that until I stood before the Pearly Gates and had to owe up to posting mean-spirited comments about him.

    I’d write something mean about Manziel, but I’m so sick of reading about him my heaving stomach won’t let me.

    Thank the Lord camp starts in a few days and maybe then we can read real stories about real football and real players and less about TMZ-type baloney.

  25. 52lightsxout52 says: Jul 18, 2014 4:07 PM

    “Now, if we can just get him on the cover of Madden, his fate would be sealed…”

    -fans of the rest of the AFC North LOL! 😉

  26. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 18, 2014 4:08 PM

    And the 3rd version: Snicker Day at the Dawg Pound, and all you see is Johnny on the bench getting pelted by 50,000+ candy bars.

  27. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 18, 2014 4:18 PM

    “Looks good, but who are the Chefs?”

  28. richndc says: Jul 18, 2014 4:18 PM

    oh there’s gonna be snickers, right before the paper bags are donned.

  29. bucsorbust says: Jul 18, 2014 4:19 PM

    Snickers is a lot like Johnny….Johnny is a lot like Snickers….

    Folks are hungry for anything now…kinda nutty…not very big…can get squashed pretty easily…not gonna last for the long haul…

  30. sdchicken says: Jul 18, 2014 4:20 PM

    He should in true Johnny football spirit get a vodka/tequila deal, rock star/red bull, condoms, sports car, spring break spokesman.

  31. nite2al says: Jul 18, 2014 4:20 PM

    Good thing none of you are real comedians.

    Good on you, Johnny.

  32. FlashPatterson says: Jul 18, 2014 4:20 PM

    I don’t get why McDonalds and Snickers are sponsoring athletes.

  33. cheapseater says: Jul 18, 2014 4:22 PM

    Meanwhile, Bortles has head in a playbook. Wonder who makes more money in the long run…

  34. fwippel says: Jul 18, 2014 4:25 PM

    The heck with Manziel. I want to know when Teddy Bridgewater is striking a deal with Isotoner gloves.

  35. 1952vikefan says: Jul 18, 2014 4:28 PM

    Need a quick lift eat a snickers if that don’t work

  36. jaygatsbytheoneandonly says: Jul 18, 2014 4:31 PM

    “Shame someone can become rich and famous without actually doing something, you know, extraordinary. Manziel and Michael Sam ought to be grateful and thankful for ESPN.”

    Bobzilla, what do you mean he hasn’t done anything? Dude is one of the elite people in this world to win a Heisman trophy, and he can finally make money off of endorsements since he’s out of the NCAA’s cold unforgiving grip. He’s accomplished more than anyone on this thread. Let the dude make his paper. #straightcashhomie

  37. theageofquarrel says: Jul 18, 2014 4:36 PM

    Oh, we are gonna snicker alright.

  38. apexvibe says: Jul 18, 2014 4:37 PM

    he’ll set a new record for the most commercials by a player who spends his Sundays holding a clipboard.

    I think Brady Quinn holds that record now.

  39. jimbo75025 says: Jul 18, 2014 4:41 PM

    cheapseater says: Jul 18, 2014 4:22 PM

    Meanwhile, Bortles has head in a playbook.

    Actually, that is a good point. Has anyone actually seen Bortles (or as much as I hate to throw the Vikes fans a bone, seen Bridgewater) away from the field/facilities since the draft?

    While I have my doubts about Bortles NFL readiness, I will admit in watching the draft I was struck during his interview that “this guy looks and sounds like a QB”. For Jags fans sake, I hope he tears it up-they deserve some sunshine.

  40. packerfan12 says: Jul 18, 2014 4:42 PM

    Why would anyone endorse him after his antics in Vegas? This dude was good in college, yes, but to me it would seem you’re signing him for what he’s going to do in the NFL…

  41. dickshotdogs says: Jul 18, 2014 4:43 PM

    Loved him at A&M. I hate to admit it, but I’m already tired of him. Anyone else?

  42. fwippel says: Jul 18, 2014 4:43 PM

    8to80texansblog says:
    Jul 18, 2014 4:18 PM

    “Looks good, but who are the Chefs?”


    LOL! Thanks for reminding me of this commercial. It was hilarious.

  43. bassplucker says: Jul 18, 2014 4:47 PM

    He’s like the Pitbull of football players.

  44. drakescounsellor says: Jul 18, 2014 4:48 PM

    Is this Manziel hate site or something, like seriously one comment asks what he has done.. gahdamn yall are the serious definition of haters

  45. olcap says: Jul 18, 2014 4:51 PM

    Does he have Subway yet?

    Man, you ain’t made the big time if you ain’t got Subway. Jarvis Jones had a Subway commercial last year, but I don’t know about this year.

  46. nflpoker says: Jul 18, 2014 4:52 PM

    “Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t”.

  47. wtfchiefs says: Jul 18, 2014 4:56 PM

    At least it isn’t a Depends undergarment endorsment like Siragusa

  48. athwartships says: Jul 18, 2014 4:58 PM

    Season needs to start already….the sooner this over-hyped media darling shows the fans he can’t dance the better.

    Anxious to put this guy in our rear-view mirror with the likes of Tebow or more topically, Tim Couch.

  49. gofor2with3pointlead says: Jul 18, 2014 4:58 PM

    I really don’t have a dog in the fight, but seriously, I’m rooting for the kid just because he has so many detractors. Nobody knows a damn thing for sure so it doesn’t take a set of cojones to put him down.

  50. charmcitychampions says: Jul 18, 2014 5:00 PM

    My best guess is that the ad start with Lil Johnny Football acting like an ass and rubbing his fingers together and being a showboating little prick….then he gets a snickers….while his teammate says you are kind of a douche when you are hungry….then he turns back into Peyton Manning.

  51. jimnsota says: Jul 18, 2014 5:01 PM

    Maybe he was unrolling the money in the bathroom to get a Snickers out of vending machine. Most clubs have vending machines right?

  52. dapollock69 says: Jul 18, 2014 5:06 PM

    And next year, Southwest Airlines will come calling.

    “Wanna get away?” (Bing!)

  53. bobzilla1001 says: Jul 18, 2014 5:06 PM

    Pretty sure Manziel’s fortune has little to do with beating up on Duke.

  54. farmmbig says: Jul 18, 2014 5:07 PM

    Great— Another reason to avoid eating garbage food.

  55. acinsd says: Jul 18, 2014 5:08 PM

    I think he has finally passed Brady Quinn for endorsements before ever taking a snap. All kidding aside, Quinn had commercials with Subway, EAS, and a car dealership all before his 1st game. Only Browns QB’s…

  56. cmurr1711 says: Jul 18, 2014 5:10 PM

    Would all of you just prefer another robot with nothing exciting about him? Boom or bust the Manziel saga will be interesting.

  57. newjerseygiants says: Jul 18, 2014 5:25 PM

    I’ll Snicker everytime he gets pounded into the ground.

  58. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 18, 2014 5:28 PM

    “You’re not you” when you drink too much champagne too.

  59. roadtrip3500 says: Jul 18, 2014 5:39 PM

    After Manziel gets his bell rung for the first time…

    “Where are you?”
    “Who am I?”
    “You’re the coach.”
    “And who are you?”
    “I’m Batman!”
    “Sit down…”
    “You don’t understand, I’m Batman!”

  60. qdog112 says: Jul 18, 2014 5:47 PM

    What does one do behind his back when Johnny’s not looking?

    ANS: One SNICKERS of course.

  61. bucsorbust says: Jul 18, 2014 6:12 PM

    Johnny will be eating him a Snickers, while the D line be eating them some Johnny.

  62. shadylamp says: Jul 18, 2014 6:23 PM

    So if the Veterans draw on Johnny’s face in the good spirit of hazing rookies, would that be referred to as “snicker doodling?” 🙂

  63. melikefootball says: Jul 18, 2014 6:55 PM

    I won’t be buying snickers for the kids at Halloween this year.

  64. kaferwerks says: Jul 18, 2014 6:58 PM

    “youre not you when youre hungry”
    is that Johnny Football’s excuse when he gets busted on his coke habit?

  65. warhammer420 says: Jul 18, 2014 7:13 PM

    Snickers, for those weekends in Vegas when you don’t care what you eat.

  66. whatjusthapped says: Jul 18, 2014 7:14 PM

    From the second he was drafted and walked on stage doing that stupid stunt, I am hoping he chokes on all the hype and attention he heaps on himself.

    Grab the Snicker endorsement money while you still can because in a season or two when the Cleveland Brown fans come to the same realization as the rest of us, that will be the end of the line for the big earnings.

    See if Justin Bieber still wants to hang with you once you are a broke bust, maybe Bridgewater might because he will be a bust too but not too many other people.

  67. hugeredskinsfan says: Jul 18, 2014 7:26 PM

    I know how you feel Cleveland fans… It is brutal seeing your rookie QB in the headlines every day for everything he does.

  68. smitty113 says: Jul 18, 2014 8:01 PM

    This isn’t too different then picking a community organizer to obtain the highest post in the land. All form and no substance . It all comes out in the wash just like it is now within the country.

  69. SparkyGump says: Jul 18, 2014 8:04 PM

    Snickers bars are made by Mars, Inc. which for some reason tests on animals. One of the most egregious tests they conduct is drowning mice and rats in chocolate. Johnny Football needs to stop shilling and state studying.

  70. ufanforreal says: Jul 18, 2014 8:40 PM

    Look at that pic real close, now picture him after being in the NFL for a while his head shaved, no teeth and a banjo in his hand sitting on a porch by a river.

  71. VenerableAxiom says: Jul 18, 2014 8:49 PM

    I can’t help but feel that an ironic twist of fate is going to make this bandwagon crash and burn.

  72. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 18, 2014 9:10 PM

    Even Johnny Snickers is more dignified than Stink Newton.

  73. kando53 says: Jul 18, 2014 9:56 PM

    For a guy who was drafted when he was, and is only an outside shot at best, at landing the starting gig this year, he has gotten far too much attention. He and his sponsors are likely to all fail big time.

  74. brownsmakemecrazy says: Jul 19, 2014 12:18 AM

    I hope he’s successful for the Browns. He will be the gift that keeps on giving the whole year.

    PFT writers will have no problem with content if Johnny blows up.

    Snickers, Nike, Nissan. Not a bad start for his off the field money

  75. wyrdawg says: Jul 19, 2014 12:22 AM

    Cade McNown x 2.

    C’mon Cally fans! Own up! LOL.

    I literally cannot wait to download his first rap album.

    “Snickers, Snickers, BAY-BAH”

    You know though? This really is starting to play out like an Adam Sandler movie.

  76. El Pollo Loco says: Jul 19, 2014 9:23 AM

    Lebron is the best QB in the state of Ohio

  77. neardeadinoh says: Jul 19, 2014 5:11 PM

    I’m just amazed at all the Johnny hate. From PFT to all the posters it just seems unreal that this many people want the kid to fail, and the nedia just hypes it and encourages the hate. SMH.

  78. chazatlas says: Jul 20, 2014 9:21 PM

    How appropriate considering Manziel is a diva and he’s not going anywhere.

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