Johnny Manziel is reportedly set to throw in front of NFL scouts for the first time since he left the league following the 2015 season. Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports reported Wednesday night that Manziel will be the quarterback throwing passes at University of San Diego’s pro day on Thursday.
SOURCE: Johnny Manziel is expected to be the QB throwing to receivers at University of San Diego’s Pro Day Thursday morning. This figures to be the first time NFL teams have had a chance to see the former first-rounder throw since his days with the Browns.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) March 22, 2018
Manziel is set to play in the upcoming Spring League, barring an NFL contract offer. The former first-round pick hasn’t played professionally since Week 15 of the 2015 season as a member of the Cleveland Browns. In two seasons with the Browns, he went 2-6 as a starter, completing 57 percent of his passes for 1,675 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions.
The former Texas A&M star recently got married to Bre Tiesi in a private ceremony and honeymooned in Cabo San Lucas. Prior to that, he opened up about dealing with being bipolar, which contributed to the excessive partying that caused him to flame out in the NFL previously.
Now he’s ready to get back to the grind and hopefully carve out a professional football career. He says he’d be open to no guaranteed money and a shot at a team’s practice squad to prove his worth. If he has a strong showing Thursday at San Diego’s pro day, perhaps he’ll get that chance.