Johnny Manziel said if he was given a second chance in the NFL he would treat even a preseason game like the Super Bowl.
Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel appeared at a Houston-area mall to sign some autographs, and said he wants to get back in the NFL.
Manziel spent about 90 minutes signing autographs and taking pictures with fans, who paid $99 each to take a snapshot with the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner.
"I just want to get back on the field," Manziel said.
"If I played in a preseason game, I'd treat it like the Super Bowl," he told fans at the event.
Manziel has not played in an NFL game since Week 16 of the 2015 season and was released by Cleveland after two seasons following an alleged domestic violence incident with his ex-girlfriend.
The 24-year-old quarterback was suspended last June for the first four games of this season after a violation of the league's substance abuse policy, but could now sign with any team.
Manziel went 2–6 in his eight career NFL starts, completing 57% of his passes for 1,675 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions.
- Scooby Axson