Kevin Sumlin: Johnny Manziel needs to change if he wants to play
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin has been a supporter of Johnny Manziel since he coach the troubled quarterback in college, and on Monday he offered his thoughts on Manziel’s future in the NFL.
Speaking to Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel on The Audible, Sumlin said that Manziel needs to seriously think about his issues and make changes if he wants to have a chance of reviving his career.
“Without a doubt, there’s a lot of things going on in his life that if he’s serious about playing professional football he’s got to change,” Sumlin said. “Whatever that perception is has become reality for him, and he’s got to look that in the eye and say, ‘Alright, here’s a situation. Here’s what people think...What are the issues right now?’ He's got to address those.”
Manziel is currently a free agent after being released by the Cleveland Browns this off-season. He spent just two seasons with the franchise after being taken with the 22nd pick in the 2014 draft.
The 23-year-old is currently being investigated for domestic assault against his former girlfriend.