Johnny Manziel Is Hoping To Get A Job In College Football Once He Finally Realizes His NFL Dream Is Dead
TheComeback- We may still see Johnny Manziel make a comeback, just not necessarily how we expected. The former Texas A&M sensation still wants a job in the NFL, but if he’s not wanted he’d like to coach college football.
Here’s what Manziel said while interviewed by Clay Travis at the International Football Betting Conference in Costa Rica on Monday, via ESPN:
“I’d do something involved with sports. I can’t get away from it,” he said. “I’ve had to ask myself that a little bit as of late over the past year, but at the same time I’d want to be involved in sports in some way, whether it’s coaching, whether it’s doing something like that. So I think that’d be my route.”
Asked which level he’d like to coach at, Manziel said: “Probably college.”
"Probably college". Probably fucking college. So perfectly coy while also being so incredibly transparent. What level does Johnny Football want to coach at when he realizes his NFL pipe dream is actually attached to the bottom of a clogged toilet? Oh, I don't know, probably the level that puts him within spitting distance of the type of drunken, co-ed company he used to keep when he was on top of the world as a 'Heisman Trophy' winner. I'll blindly give him credit, because - contextually - it sounds like his answer was delivered genuinely, but you are out of your godforsaken mind if you think the same can be said about his intentions.
The guy who drank his way of a multi-million dollar job - and then continued to smoke and snort his way out of consideration for another one - wants to pursue a career on grounds similar to those that basically encouraged his degeneracy and allowed him to run roughshod. What could possibly go wrong?!? The prototype for the type of bro that can't let go thinks he's best suited to make his living "teaching" kids that are four years removed from fawning over him? Sure, why the hell not?!?
Being trotted out there as a starter on an NFL team wasn't enough to make him show up to work sober, so where is the next best professional setting for a famous, currently unemployed 24 year old with addiction/will power issues? Why, of course...it's a college campus! Having responsibilities that are less time-constricting than being a full time student-athlete will definitely keep his hands from wandering and his eyes from dilating.
Personally, I think Texas A&M should look his way. There's little to no chance he can provide anything in terms of leadership or authority and he's nowhere close to being able to command respect, but at least he'll get to relive his glory years as a graduate accomplice until his dream job opens up when the Raiders move to Las Vegas!