On Wednesday, agent Drew Rosenhaus said that he would terminate his working relationship with Johnny Manziel unless the erstwhile Browns quarterback took the “necessary steps” to get his life back on track over the next five days.
There’s still time left before that deadline, but Rosenhaus isn’t optimistic that Manziel will take his advice. Rosenhaus appeared as a guest on PFT Live with Mike Florio on Friday and said he doesn’t think he and Manziel are “on the same page” about what the quarterback needs to do in order to get himself moving in the right direction personally and professionally.
“Unfortunately there hasn’t been any movement toward getting help or seeking treatment that I’m aware of,” Rosenhaus said. “I’m trying diligently to recommend this to Johnny. I’m not the first one, certainly not the only one. There are a lot of friends and family and people that want the best for this young man. He’s got a plan, it’s just different than the one he and I talked about and what I would recommend to him.”
Assuming things don’t change and Rosenhaus moves on, it will make two agents that have opted not to continue working with Manziel this offseason. The Browns made the same choice, of course, and it continues to seem clear that Manziel’s football future is nothing more than a hypothetical until he starts making different decisions away from the field.