Johnny Manziel documentary is coming from Netflix

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Just when we thought he was finally out, they’re pulling him back in.

Former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, a highly-talented player who preferred winging it to working, will have a documentary on Netflix. The effort was teased on Friday, and it created a stir.

It created a stir because everything about Manziel creates a stir. He won a Heisman Trophy at Texas A&M. He plummeted through the first round of the draft, until Browns owner Jimmy Haslam (acting on a tip from a homeless guy) made him the latest name on the back of that jersey — until the next one.

Manziel spent two years with the Browns, starting eight total games before washing out of the league. He resurfaced in the CFL, playing for a pair of teams in 2018. That didn’t last. Then, he played in the AAF. Most recently, he spent time in Fan Controlled Football.

The documentary will be a must-watch event. And it will be interesting to see the approach, the perspective, and the agenda. Will it be Manziel making excuses and pointing fingers for his failures? Or will it be an objective, critical assessment of his own role in his inability to make it in the NFL, the CFL, or pretty much any other FL.

It’s a complicated story. Manziel was too immature to rise to the challenge of life in the NFL. Has he changed? That may be the best reason to watch.

As he closes in on his 30th birthday, if he hasn’t changed by now, he likely never will.

47 responses to “Johnny Manziel documentary is coming from Netflix

  1. The manti taeo untold story was very good, so much the public didn’t know of this crazy cat fishing story.

  2. This is great. After watching “The Drive” so many times on ESPN, I’m excited to be getting some newer highlights. Eagerly awaiting the Josh Gordon & Justin Gilbert biopics and I’ve seen the prequel to the Hue Jackson story…..I must say it’s 5 stars.

  3. The manti taeo untold story was very good

    totally agree, granted it was from the player perspective, but seems like alot of the chatter when it all went down was straight media speculation and lies, which in turn led to people to believe the bs as fact. dude never had a chance and ultimately it had a huge effect on what could have been one hell of a career. gonna be interesting to see the spin on johnny football, hope its better than the garbage colin k doc, which was completely one sided and left out a ton of factual information that didnt benefit him.

  4. Nobody wants to watch a documentary about how a rich kid with talent pissed it all away with drugs and alcohol

  5. Through his hard work and dedication, he has finally evolved into the icon known as “John Football.”

  6. ‘The documentary will be a must-watch event’

    Will it? What has Manziel done as an adult to make him a compelling figure?

  7. Tebow apologists ignore the story of Johnny Football. NFL fans don’t cheer for terrible QBs. It has nothing to do with personal beliefs.

  8. Million dollar talent, ten cent head. Same with Ryan Leaf, JaMarcus Russell, and a ton of other busts. A story about some entitled rich kid who never puts the work in and washes out of several leagues. Not sure that’s worth watching.

  9. I would hate for Johnny to be my favorite teams QB but, I’d love to party with Johnny

  10. Just another documentary about the Peter Principle when people are promoted way past their abilities and fail. The NFL seems to eat college QBs for lunch when they try to make the move up the ladder to the pros. How many washouts has there been. Ryan Leaf, JaMarcus Russel, Brady Quinn,Todd Marinovich(not that is a sad story) and Art Schlichter.

  11. Furioso says:
    September 3, 2022 at 2:23 pm
    Just another documentary about the Peter Principle when people are promoted way past their abilities and fail. The NFL seems to eat college QBs for lunch when they try to make the move up the ladder to the pros. How many washouts has there been. Ryan Leaf, JaMarcus Russel, Brady Quinn,Todd Marinovich(not that is a sad story) and Art Schlichter.
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    From 2000 until 2018 over 2/3 of QB’s drafted in the 1st round have been busts!

  12. I care a lot about Johnny Manziel, and entitled failures, that blow a chance to earn millions. I will be watching this just after I finish watching the 100 episode series on the history of salt and how it was collected and transported.

    Why would anyone care about him?
    Make a documentary about Julien Edelman transitioning from QB to slot receiver. That would be more interesting.

  13. Johnny was wealthy before signing a NFL contract he was not a young man that had to suck up to get wealthy. It was Manziel’s way or no way.

  14. The guy is bragging on tv about his failure as a NFL Qb? He should be working on his new career, whatever that is.

  15. Australian rock band Men At Work has the song “Be Good Johhny”. Unfortunately he never listened to it.

  16. LGB Community says:
    September 3, 2022 at 10:33 am

    Nobody wants to watch a documentary about how a rich kid with talent pissed it all away with drugs and alcohol.
    ———–

    You underestimate the power of schadenfreude.

    Seeking joy in the misfortunes of others isn’t always successful, but it never fails completely.

  17. Manziel is worth about ten million + his share of family money. Let some kid that would be on the street if not for the NFL take the NFL money and sign a servitude contract.

  18. For some reason, Americans love stories of disgrace, disappointment and despair. Feel good stories do not sell/travel.

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