It looks like former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will accept an offer of help from Derek Carr.
On Monday, Manziel exchanged Twitter messages with the third-year Oakland Raiders quarterback after Carr expressed in a recent interview with The Monday Morning Quarterback’s Peter King that he hoped Manziel would reach out so the two could talk.
Check out the exchange below between Carr and King from King’s column, followed by the dialogue between Manziel and Carr.
“What’s crazy,” Carr said as we drove in the predawn toward Oakland, “is, you know, I spent a lot of time around him. He’s such a good dude. I obviously wish him the best, you know I hope that … hopefully one day he’ll reach out, (I’d) be able to talk to him and be a friend to him.”
“You’d love the chance to help him?” I said.
“Absolutely, man,” Carr said. “Because he’s so talented, so I understand why he was drafted where he was. He could throw, could run, a dynamic athlete, dynamic player. Obviously he just had a little trouble. He’s still young though, so hopefully he’ll get another chance someday and he’ll be all right.”
@JManziel2 absolutely bro! I'll be in touch for sure.
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) December 12, 2016
This is awesome to see.
Manziel hasn’t appeared in the NFL since playing for the Cleveland Browns in the 2015 season, and it’s possible that the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner won’t receive another chance in the league because of concerns related to his off-the-field issues. He completed 147 of 258 passes for 1,675 yards with 7 touchdowns and 7 interceptions after the Browns selected him 22nd overall in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Meanwhile, Carr has guided the Raiders to a 10-3 record this season, good enough for a first-place tie in the AFC West with the Kansas City Chiefs. He has developed a reputation as one of the NFL’s top young quarterbacks after Oakland took him in the second round, 36th overall, in 2014.
Here’s hoping Carr and Manziel can talk and the discussion is beneficial for both.