When agent Drew Rosenhaus joined Friday’s PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio, Rosenhaus didn’t believe Manziel would do what he needed to do to persuade Rosenhaus to reverse his decision to terminate the representation agreement with Manziel. The five-day waiting period has come and gone without Manziel complying with the terms set forth by Rosenhaus.
Via Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, the parting is now official. Manziel has no agent.
Earlier this year, Erik Burkhardt parted ways with Manziel, following an incident involving his ex-girlfriend in Dallas. Rosenhaus began representing Manziel on March 20.
On Friday, Rosenhaus explained that he had never before fired a client in his 27 years of representing players. His exasperation with Manziel was obvious, and Rosenhaus hoped that the termination would be the wake-up call Manziel needs.
The phone has been ringing for Manziel for months now, but either he doesn’t hear it or he doesn’t care. Without a representative to guide his career and persuade a team to give him a chance, Manziel has no shot at getting back into the NFL.
The bigger question is whether Manziel even wants to be in the NFL. Maybe a deep-down lack of interest in playing pro football is the only rational explanation for his behavior.