FOX Sports’ Peter Schrager has a big prediction for Johnny Manziel.
Speaking to Colin Cowherd, the analyst addressed the former Texas A&M quarterback and touched on the topic of Manziel’s future in football. Manziel has become a hot topic during the NFL combine, with NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport declaring Wednesday that the “comeback is real.”
Here’s the juicy part of Schrager’s thought:
“If he’s healthy and he’s clean and he’s in the right environment — he will not be asked to start next year; it will be one of those deals where he backs up a veteran quarterback with an offense he can master and with a coach who can set the culture,” Schrager told Cowherd. “He went to Cleveland. A lot of guys have struggled in Cleveland, a lot of flameouts in Cleveland. Does Johnny Manziel deserve a second chance? In this league, if you can play, you’ll get a second chance. Johnny Manziel will play football again.”
It could happen. There’s quite a bit of Manziel momentum these days. The former Aggies signal-caller re-hired agent Erik Burkhardt. Earlier, he reportedly worked out for a Canadian Football League team and volunteered for drug tests.
Schrager is right: NFL teams are willing to give players second chances, especially if those players can produce on the field in a big way. The quarterback position is so valuable, so it’s not crazy to envision Manziel being signed again if he can stay clean.
You have to hand it to Manziel. He has improved his reputation in recent months. It will be fascinating to see if his football career receives a reboot.
You can watch Schrager’s complete thought below:
The quarterback with the most buzz at the NFL Combine isn't even in Indy
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) March 2, 2017