Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel threw the ball well at his Pro Day workout today, and he said afterward that he believes he proved he can make every throw an NFL quarterback needs to make.
“I can make any throw on the field and hopefully compete with anybody,” Manziel said on NFL Network.
Manziel did his Pro Day work in a helmet and shoulder pads, a rare choice that may have had something to do with the fact that Nike has just unveiled a new line of Manziel Pro Day apparel. But Manziel said the only business he’s thinking about is playing quarterback, and he hopes NFL coaches know that about him.
“I just wanted these guys to know that my focus is football. This is my life, this is what I want to do, and I’ve never been more dedicated or more committed in my entire life. I understand the challenge,” Manziel said.
Manziel isn’t the prototypical NFL pocket passer, but some NFL team is likely convinced that he can make every throw, and in May he’s likely to be a first-round draft pick, anointed some team’s franchise quarterback.