Johnny Manziel wants to get into coaching if no NFL comeback

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Johnny Manziel declared that he wants to get back to football, possibly as a coach. But as with many things in his career, he chose an unusual place to make that declaration.

Via ESPN, Manziel said that if he wasn’t able to get back to the NFL, his goal is to get into coaching.

He made those comments while at the International Football Betting Conference in Costa Rica, which would clearly thrill any potential employer.

“I’d do something involved with sports. I can’t get away from it,” Manziel said. “I’ve had to ask myself that a little bit as of late over the past year, but at the same time I’d want to be involved in sports in some way, whether it’s coaching, whether it’s doing something like that. So I think that’d be my route.”

He said “probably college,” when asked what level, and that’s probably appropriate (since he was moderately successful there). He has coached at some clinics this offseason.

He admitted he was “hard-headed” in college, and that he regretted not taking things as seriously during his college days. Apparently no mention was made of the NFL, which he didn’t seem to take seriously at all.

He added that the CFL was “definitely something I’ve looked into,” but that his goal was to get back to the NFL. Since the Browns released him, the only sniff he’s gotten from an NFL team was when he met with Saints coach Sean Payton, but that didn’t turn into a job.

At this point, the NFL seems more likely to let Colin Kaepernick back in than Manziel, so perhaps the former Heisman winner ought to go ahead and get that coaching resume in order.

22 responses to “Johnny Manziel wants to get into coaching if no NFL comeback

  1. The only thing he can coach is what NOT to do. He can join Maurice Clarett on the “don’t be like me” tour.

    Seriously, he never learned a playbook, a route tree, protections, mechanics, footwork or timing plays. He was pure instinct and talent. He never listened to coaching, what can he teach and who would listen to him?

  2. He should start with pop warner, wait no one wants his influence on their children. He should worry about drug counselling, I doubt he has anything to offer in teaching/coaching.

  3. He can be the “line” coach, teaching people how to “lay out” a line.

    Kaep can be coaching the “kneel down” at the end of the game.

  4. I can see his disillusion all the way from my office desk. Apparently he thinks opportunities are infinite. You can waste as many as you want and the opportunities will just keep rolling in until you eventually nail one.

    It doesn’t work that way.

  5. Does anyone really believe anything he says? About the only school that would want him would be Texas Tech but he’d be too busy partying with the players and students to have time to do his job. He has shown that all he wants to do is party and threw away his NFL career and still only wanted to party. Any team dumb enough to give him a job deserves him.

  6. I remember telling my friends that he would be working for his father in less than 5 years back when he was drafted. We must be getting close by now.

  7. SOMEONE PLEASE PAY ME – I looked around and gosh outside of the NFL people don’t get paid millions per year. Let me back in… let me back in…

  8. Coach at the college level? Cripes, clean up your life and start at the pee-wee level first and see how that goes.

  9. Amazing. He couldn’t work hard as a player but he wants to coach. I guess no one has told him that coaches work about 2-3 times the hours that players do. Lol

  10. So wait… He’s offshore at the “International Football Betting Conference” in Costa Rica and gives us a hot take that he’d like to coach…???

    Am I missing something here? Dayum Johnny, LMAO!!!!!!!

  11. This is INCREDIBLE!!!

    Johnny “Money” Manziel as a coach!!! Sign me up! If the New England Patriots want to continue their dynasty and win 100 more superbowls in a row they NEED to FIRE BB right nizow and hire Johnny Manziel IMMEDIATELY! The guy is a WINNER!!!

    JM = Coaching Greatness in Waiting!

    Seriously you guys!

  12. “He added that the CFL was “definitely something I’ve looked into,” but that his goal was to get back to the NFL.”

    The CFL would be his only option to play at this point…..

  13. Sorry, but anyone who hires him to coach before he’s been sober and out of trouble for a minimum of 5 years is just asking for trouble.

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