Johnny Manziel RUMORS & NEWS

Johnny Manziel

Position Quarterback
Height 6'1"
Weight 200 lbs
Birthplace Kerrville, Texas
Current Team Texas A&M
  • Bucs considering Johnny Manziel "Johnny Manziel is on the short list of players the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are considering with their first-round pick in next month's NFL draft, a league source told's Vaughn McClure. Manziel is one of at least four quarterbacks the Bucs have hosted for predraft visits. The source did..." April 23

  • NFL announces 30 players will attend the draft

    Pro Football Talk "More players than ever before will attend this year’s NFL draft. The league announced today that 30 prospects have confirmed they will attend, the most ever. That includes four quarterbacks — Blake Bortles (Central Florida), Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville), Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) and..." April 23

  • Warren Moon: Johnny Manziel has to adjust his game in the NFL

    Pro Football Talk "arren Moon is a fan of Johnny Manziel’s skill set. However, Moon does have a few reservations about the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner. In an interview with Alex Marvez and Zig Fracassi on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Moon said the 6-foot, 207-pound Manziel must avoid seeking contact as much as he did on..." April 20

  • Johnny Manziel to visit Browns "Johnny Manziel will work out for Cleveland Browns officials Saturday in College Station, Texas, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Manziel, who has been widely projected as a high first-round pick in next month's NFL draft, also will visit with the Browns this week, according to the..." April 20

  • Could Bucs and Lovie Smith target Johnny Manziel with 7th pick?

    Tampa Bay Times "Lovie Smith hit the pause button. Not just on life during his year away from football, but on the games he watched on television during fall weekends. "I really enjoyed the time being a fan, watching our game, studying our game. Looking at different coaches," Smith said. "And then, everything I..." April 14

  • Manziel earns highest Wonderlic score among draft's top QBs

    Fox Sports "Johnny Manziel may have aced his first test in the NFL. The former Texas A&M quarterback reportedly secured the highest Wonderlic score among this year's top signal callers in the draft. Multiple outlets are reporting that Manziel scored above 30 on the test, which consists of 50 questions that..." April 11

  • Source: QB Manziel will visit Bucs today

    Tampa Tribune "Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today, according to a source with knowledge of the team's plans. Clearly, the Bucs are doing their due diligence on the quarterback prospects in this year's NFL draft. They had Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater in for a visit..." April 10

  • Manziel, Bridgewater, Garoppolo, Carr visiting Jaguars "It's a big day for quarterbacks in Jacksonville on Wednesday, as a quartet of higher-ranked signal callers will reportedly make their visit with the Jaguars. According to ESPN and the NFL Network, the Jags will host Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater, Fresno State's..." April 08

  • Johnny Manziel visiting Patriots

    Boston Herald "Johnny Football is bringing his show to Foxboro. Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel is in town and set for an official pre-draft visit with the Patriots today, according to a source. Interestingly, this is Manziel’s first pre-draft visit, but he has plenty more lined up..." April 02

  • NFC scout says Mike Evans made Johnny Manziel

    Fansided "This past Thursday, the scene at Johnny Manziel’s Pro Day was like nothing anyone had ever seen before. But what a lot of people forgot was that there was another Texas A&M product on the field that day, wide receiver Mike Evans, who was showing his skills off to the scouts as well. While..." March 30

  • Johnny Manziel performs well in circus-like pro day atmosphere "Of the three high-end quarterbacks who probably will go in the first 10 picks of the NFL draft, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel was the last to participate in his pro day. Already, Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater had a disappointing performance, while UCF's Blake Bortles had a solid, if not spectacular..." March 27

  • Oakland Raiders like Derek Carr over Johnny Manziel

    Fansided "The NFL Draft rumor mill is starting to churn quite heavily and has now suggested the Oakland Raiders prefer Derek Carr to Johnny Manziel, this according to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times. Farmer says word out of the combine hints that while Manziel would be a strong fit for the Raiders,..." March 02

  • Tony Dungy: If I'm committed to winning, I'd take Johnny Manziel "Would Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien be willing to build his offensive system to suit Johnny Manziel's talents? Would the Jaguars' Gus Bradley, the Browns' Mike Pettine or Raiders coach Dennis Allen? For Tony Dungy, this is the question they all must ask as the NFL draft approaches...." March 01

  • Manziel could supplant Romo as the most polarizing QB in Texas

    Fox Sports "Ever since he took the NFL by storm in 2006, Tony Romo has been one of the biggest lightning rods in the league. Soon, though, he may be surpassed by Johnny Manziel, if it hasn't happened already. Just in the past 48 hours, two of Jerry Jones' longtime cohorts have caused a stir with their..." February 28

  • Ron Jaworski: I wouldn’t take Manziel in first three rounds

    Pro Football Talk "Most of the discussion regarding Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel’s football future has centered on whether he will go in the first three picks. Former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski is taking a contrarian view. During an interview on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia,..." February 26

  • Ex-Raiders quarterback says Johnny Manziel a `bad fit' for Oakland

    Contra Costa Times "Former Raiders All-Pro quarterback Rich Gannon calls Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel a "bad fit" for the Raiders. Maybe so, but that hasn't deterred the Raiders from considering Manziel as their quarterback of the future. Raiders owner Mark Davis, coaches and front-office workers met with..." February 25

  • Johnny Manziel may have rubbed Texans wrong way

    USA Today "The fact Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel dared the Houston Texans not to take him with the No. 1 overall pick probably won’t work in the quarterback’s favor. In an interview two weeks ago, Manziel claimed if the Texans pass on him with the No. 1 overall pick, “It would be the worst decision they’ve..." February 24

  • Johnny Manziel's QB coach George Whitfield says Manziel with Browns "would be exciting and a natural fit"

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It seems like everyone either loves Johnny Manziel or dislikes the idea of "Johnny Football" coming to Cleveland to play for the Browns. Like him or not, the Browns need a quarterback. A player that can greatly improve the team instantly and round out the offense with the likes of Josh Gordon and..." February 24

  • Johnny Manziel on height concerns: I play like I’m ten feet tall

    Fansided "When Johnny Manziel had his official measurements taken in Indianapolis for the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, he checked in at just under six-feet. That will raise some concerns about his height and ability to succeed at the next level, but Manziel is not worried about the number. Manziel was..." February 22

  • Brett Favre says Johnny Manziel reminds him of himself

    Pro Football Talk "With a little luck, there are no untoward cell-phone photos. Otherwise, Brett Favre sees some similarities when he watches Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. While Favre admits to not breaking down that much tape, this is the season for reckless comparisons of draft prospects, so he..." February 20

  • Top QBs won’t be throwing at the NFL combine

    New York Post "If you’re hoping to judge the top quarterbacks in this year’s NFL draft by their arm strength this weekend, prepare to be disappointed. Continuing a recent trend, most of the prime passing prospects appear likely to pass on throwing instead at the scouting combine that begins Wednesday at..." February 19

  • Manziel thinks he'll be a Jag if Texans pass "It would apparently be a fantastic thing for the Jacksonville Jaguars, should the Houston Texans pass on taking Johnny Manziel with the No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft. Manziel would enter the NFL with a giant chip on his shoulder and use that to fuel his career, just like running back..." February 18

  • Is Johnny Manziel the Browns’ top target?

    USA Today "Browns general manager Ray Farmer has been on the job less than a week, but he’s ready to make the franchise’s biggest decision. When asked by the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot if he knew which quarterback the team would select with the No. 4 overall pick in May’s NFL draft, Farmer..." February 17

  • Incognito very excited about Johnny Manziel "Despite being demonized in the Wells Report, Richie Incognito hit the L.A. club scene last night -- to party like he didn't have a care in the world ... and TMZ Sports has the video. Incognito hit up Warwick bar and lounge on Sunset Blvd. Saturday night -- sporting a big 'ol smile and a hat..." February 16

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Texas A&M’s Pro Day is on Mar 5. Johnny Manziel will throw at his own pro day for scouts on March 27, then have private workouts with teams

  • Johnny Manziel says playing for the Cowboys would be a "folktale in the correct direction"

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "It will never happen -- Johnny Manziel in a Cowboys' uniform -- but a guy can have dreams no matter how far-fetched. The Texas A&M quarterback is expected to be drafted in the top five, possibly No. 1 overall. The Cowboys draft either 16th or 17th depending on the outcome of a coin flip with the..." February 14

  • Johnny Manziel says he’s matured and learned from his mistakes

    Houston Chronicle "Before the 2013 season, quarterback Johnny Manziel was dogged by two controversies – an NCAA investigation for selling his autograph to memorabilia dealers and being asked to leave the Manning Family Passing Academy. After a thorough investigation, the NCAA found no evidence that Manziel made..." February 14

  • Manziel will throw on his own schedule, not at A&M Pro Day

    Pro Football Talk "Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel wants to throw for NFL talent evaluators when he’s ready to put his best foot forward, and that will not be at the Aggies’ Pro Day workout. Manziel has decided to throw for scouts at a workout he has scheduled for March 27, instead of Texas A&M’s Pro Day on..." February 11

  • Wade Phillips: 'I told [the Texans] they ought to take Johnny Football' "Though he no longer has any say in how the Texans will set up their draft board, former defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has an opinion on who Houston should take with its No. 1 overall draft pick. And it's not a defensive player. "When I did the [exit] interview with the [team owner]..." February 06

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    Dan Kadar @MockingTheDraft

    "For Cleveland, to see Manziel there would be a surprise to me. When you talk to people in the league, he's the consensus No. 1 QB."

  • Texans “initially leaning” toward Manziel or Bortles

    Pro Football Talk "With the Super Bowl in the books, the offseason speculation can officially begin. So other than the Seahawks having a parade this week, that means all eyes will be on the Texans, the owners of the first pick in the draft. Their need for a quarterback to replace Matt Schaub seems obvious, and..." February 04

  • Billboard urges Houston to ‘Keep Johnny Football in Texas’

    Dallas Morning News "The push for Johnny Manziel to remain a football player in the state of Texas is officially in full swing. The Houston Texans have the first pick of this year’s NFL Draft and are in need of a quarterback. While they are on the clock, the Texans have not hinted at what direction they will..." January 28

  • No deal yet between Johnny Manziel, Under Armour

    Houston Chronicle "Despite advertising banners on their Baltimore campus welcoming Johnny Manziel as its newest endorser, an Under Armour spokesman said late Tuesday that no deal has been struck with the shoe company and the former Texas A&M quarterback. Manziel was in Baltimore earlier this week meeting with..." January 22

  • Browns willing to trade up for Johnny Manziel

    Fansided "The NFL Draft rumors are about to be out in full force now that we are closing in on draft season and the Cleveland Browns are the first to make some noise. We have previously heard that the Browns were very high on Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel, and now reports are surfacing that show..." January 20

  • Shouldn't Browns hire coach before deciding on Manziel? "Indications are the Cleveland Browns are very interested in drafting Johnny Manziel, which makes plenty of sense. This situation isn't without its head-scratchers, though -- the Browns don't have a head coach at the moment. Of course, Cleveland's reported interest in acquiring the Texas A&M..." January 15

  • Manziel says goodbye to Twitter until NFL Draft

    Fox Sports "Johnny Manziel is preparing for the NFL Draft, and until then he says he's staying off Twitter. Manziel was quiet on Twitter during the 2013 season after an eventful summer when he regularly tweeted photos of himself at parties, NBA games, and vacation trips. But just because he's not..." January 11

  • LeBron James 'happy' to help future NFL Draft pick Johnny Manziel "While Johnny Manziel prepares for the 2014 NFL Draft, the brand of Johnny Football will begin to take shape off the field. After a Heisman Trophy, 20 wins and the SEC single-season record for total offense, there should be plenty of opportunities for Manziel to cash in on his superstar..." January 11

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    There it is RT @Gil_Brandt: Manziel has officially submitted declaration papers to #NFL for including in ’14 draft, part of 80 underclassmen

  • Report: Johnny Manziel signing with agents "While Johnny Manziel has yet to declare for the NFL draft and instead says he still needs to talk about it with his family, the news report Tuesday from seems pretty clear about what Manziel's future intentions will be. LeBron, of course, is LeBron James, and SSG stands for Select..." January 07

  • Manziel dances around question of whether he’s heading to the NFL

    Pro Football Talk "No one thinks Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will return to College Station for another year. But Manziel didn’t say much about his future in the immediate aftermath of a thrilling 52-48 win over Duke in the Bowl formerly known as Peach. “I cant even think about anything other than this..." January 01

  • Johnny Manziel Hit Up an Atlanta Club on Christmas Night

    Bleacher Report "So Johnny Manziel walks into a bar...hold up, have you heard this one before? You probably have considering Johnny Football continues to be an American college student. Furthermore, he’s a human being who isn’t above spicing up his holiday break with a Christmas party at a nightclub...." December 26

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    ... And of the 156 underclassmen from 58 schools who'd asked the NFL for draft grades, one name was noticeably absent: Johnny Manziel.

  • Select Sports Group denies contact with Manziel

    Pro Football Talk "A report recently surfaced that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will sign with Select Sports Group, a Houston-based sports agency. Doing so would result in a forfeiture of Manziel’s remaining eligibility to play college football. Reached for confirmation of the report, agent Erik..." December 14

  • Report: Johnny Manziel signing with NFL agents; will declare for 2014 draft

    Fansided "Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel is one step closer to saying “show me the money” to the NFL. According to reports that surfaced on Thursday night, the Aggies star will be making the decision that everyone has expected and declare for the 2014 NFL Draft. The report states that..." December 14

  • Texas A&M QB Manziel declares himself ready for NFL

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel declared himself ready for the NFL, in his estimation, but said Wednesday he will seek advice from others before making himself available as an underclassman in the 2014 NFL Draft. But the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner left no doubt that he considers his skill..." December 12

  • Why Aren't Johnny Manziel and AJ McCarron Projected to be Top of the 2014 NFL Draft?

    Huffington Post "Answer by Jason McDonald, The NFL Draft is what Christmas used to be. Time to unwrap our presents! Manziel has a lot of the question marks you get with a spread-style QB. He doesn't take a lot of snaps under center, so his footwork will need some polishing. He tends to do a lot of quick-hit..." December 10

  • Six finalists announced for 2013 Heisman Trophy "At this point there seems to be a consensus pick for this year's Heisman Trophy, but this has also been a season in which we've seen a lot of unexpected players mentioned as candidates in recent weeks. Which is why it doesn't come as much of a surprise that there will be six finalists for the..." December 09

  • Big Board: Clowney hasn't quite lived up to hype but he's still No. 1 "The conference championship games provide scouts a final "regular" season opportunity to evaluate prospects before the blitz of bowls, all-star games and workouts kicks into high gear. The ability to step up as the pressure increases will only enhance the stock of many prospects. Bowl games..." December 05

  • Is Johnny Manziel a legitimate QB prospect? "It's no surprise that the Jacksonville Jaguars will be looking at the quarterback position in the 2014 NFL Draft. There's a handful of players that they could be targeting in May, be it in the top of the first round or if they're feeling dangerous at the top of the second round. There are a lot..." November 26

  • McCarron, Manziel, Winston named finalists for Maxwell, Davey O'Brien awards "Three quarterbacks were named finalists for the Maxwell Award, given anually to the "college player of the year," so it should come as little surprise that those same three players were named as the finalists for the Davey O'Brien Award; given to the nation's best quarterback. AJ McCarron,..." November 25

2014 NFL Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Texans Blake Bortles UCF
2 Rams* Greg Robinson Auburn
3 Jaguars Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina
4 Browns Johnny Manziel Texas A&M
5 Raiders Sammy Watkins Clemson
6 Falcons Khalil Mack Buffalo
7 Buccaneers Mike Evans Texas A&M
8 Vikings Teddy Bridgewater Louisville
9 Bills Eric Ebron North Carolina
10 Lions Justin Gilbert Oklahoma State

Draft order yet to be confirmed. Pick order based on current standings.


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