Von Miller is big on Johnny Manziel’s ability to produce an impressive football comeback.
Speaking with For The Win’s Charles Curtis in a piece published Thursday, the former Texas A&M defensive star said he gets “goosebumps” thinking about the former Aggies quarterback’s attempt at a renaissance. Recently, Manziel has spoken about his struggle with alcohol in an effort to reshape his public image and reboot his professional football career.
In the interview with For The Win, Miller said “it’s not far-fetched” to picture Manziel returning to the NFL and winning a Super Bowl.
“I talk to him probably once a week,” the current Denver Broncos linebacker told For The Win about Manziel. “I believe in him. … I want to see him do great.
“I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it. Just think how big it would be if he went Spring League, did the Canadian thing, came back to the NFL, starts, takes a team to the playoffs, wins a Super Bowl. It’s going to be ridiculous. It can happen, it’s not far-fetched. It’s a possibility. I think people get the hope and excitement because it is a possibility he can do all those things.”
That’s quite the vote of confidence from Miller, who played for the Aggies from 2007-10 before becoming the second overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Manziel, meanwhile, starred at Texas A&M during the 2012 and 2013 seasons before joining the Cleveland Browns as the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Anything remains possible, especially since Manziel is only 25 years old. But it will take a significant personal and professional turnaround by Manziel to see Miller’s vision come true.
Manziel will take part in the Spring League in April. From there, the future is unclear. But the former Texas A&M quarterback has plenty of work ahead of him.