Von Miller still believes in Johnny Manziel.
The bond between the former Texas A&M stars, the NFL All-Pro defensive end and the troubled quarterback, apparently runs very deep.
During a trip to his alma mater, DeSoto (Texas) High School, Miller fielded several questions about his relationship with the embattled Manziel. Miller said he’s not counting the former Cleveland Browns quarterback out, like most everybody else has.
“He’s had people walk out on him. He’s had people who have given up on him,” Miller said, according to Avi Zaleon of the Dallas Morning News. “I’m not going to be that guy. I’ve never been that guy. Johnny’s my brother.”
Miller and Manziel are currently on the most opposite of paths. Miller is coming off being named the Super Bowl 50 MVP with the Denver Broncos and is in line for a huge payday this offseason. Manziel is struggling to find an NFL team to gamble on him. His new agent, Drew Rosenhaus, recently issued Manziel an ultimatum to seek help immediately or lose his services..
None of that has shaken Miller’s unwavering support.
“I want to help get Johnny back to Johnny Manziel. Johnny Football, that’s beside the fact,” Miller told the Dallas Morning News. “I want to get Johnny back to being Johnny Manziel.”
Miller also reiterated that Manziel was not living with him, as Manziel previously claimed, but says he sees nothing wrong if that were the case.
For what it’s worth, Miller was steadfast in his support of Manziel throughout the Q&A, recalling his own bouts with adversity, which is why he remains adamant that Manziel can rise from the depths.