Even though his NFL days may be behind him, Johnny Manziel is still clinging to his Johnny Football name.
An attorney representing The former Heisman Trophy winner and JMan2 Enterprises, filed paperwork with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last Friday per ESPN‘s Darren Rovell. By doing so, Manziel does not have to abandon the rights to the nickname, which he would have to do on Saturday had the paperwork not been filed.
Manziel does not own the Johnny Football trademark, but the former Texas A&M quarterback has benefited from the moniker through autograph signings and other endorsements.
Manziel cut the Cleveland Browns last March, after spending his first two seasons with the team. Manziel was the No. 22 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.