Johnny Manziel interested in becoming college coach

Johnny Manziel interested in becoming college coach

Ah yes, college, where Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Football became a national phenomenon in 2012. "I've had to ask myself that a little bit as of late over the past year, but at the same time I'd want to be involved in sports in some way, whether it's coaching or something else". "I can't get away from it", he said, according to ESPN.

"Even if he's not going to start, he's good enough to be on a roster, for sure", the former Browns quarterback said. So that's a guy who got a team to that point multiple times, who may have had down years the past couple of years but at the same time has a track record of proving he can go out and play.

During his discussion Manziel noted that the Canadian Football League was something he has looked into, although his primary goal is to get back into the NFL. Both free agent quarterbacks are dealing with separate issues, but find themselves without a home. "I think I made some progress in that regard".

Usually the most talented athletes aren't the best coaches because the game came so naturally to them, but given his off-the-field struggles in recent years, the 2012 Heisman Trophy victor may be able to provide a very unique perspective to young football players.

While selling Manziel on the sidelines might be tough for a coaching staff, his ability, improvisational skills and success in a spread offense could be a fascinating marriage with where the college game is heading.

The NFL suspended Manziel for the first four games last season in accordance with its substance-abuse policy, though he was not on an NFL team after the Browns released him in March 2016.