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Johnny Manziel says there’s a chance he could put NFL plans on hold

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Texas A&M locked in head coach Kevin Sumlin with an approved contract extension. With a little bit of luck, Johnny Manziel may be back for the Aggies next season as well. Despite the indications suggesting Manziel will enter the NFL Draft in the spring, Manziel says that is not a definite just yet. His decision to leave for the NFL will be determined by where he is expected to be drafted in the 2014 NFL Draft if he is eligible.

On Friday Manziel joined The Dan Patrick Show as part of his media tour leading up to the Heisman Trophy presentation. He said there is a chance he could be back in College Station in 2014.

“I don’t know what I would do,” Manziel said when asked what he would do if he was not going to be a first round draft pick. “It would be a decision I would have to make with my family and see what was best for me. It would probably mean returning to A&M another year but I would just see what’s in that position.”

Manziel is expected to be a mid to late first round draft pick by a number of various mock drafts and analysts, so the odds are he will enter the draft and be gone on the first night. Where he ends up remains to be seen of course, but it is not likely he will be playing for Texas A&M in 2014. There have been reports and rumors linking Manziel to a professional agent, although nothing has been 100 percent confirmed on any front at this time. To be eligible for Texas A&M’s bowl game, Manziel cannot sign with an agent or agency until after the bowl game. Texas A&M faces Duke in this year’s Chick-fil-A Bowl on December 31.

“It weighs on you, both ways in the the pros and cons and the emotions of wanting to come back to a great school and continuing on to have a great career on a different level,” Manziel said.

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10 Responses to “Johnny Manziel says there’s a chance he could put NFL plans on hold”
  1. mydixienormus says: Dec 13, 2013 4:37 PM

  2. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 13, 2013 4:49 PM

    No way…. If Bridgewater stays he may be the #1 QB taken, he may even go #1 overall…

    Next year it could be Winston, Mariota, Bridgewater, Petty, and Hundley….

    Don’t get me wrong… I would love it if he stayed and could somehow convince Evans to stay too but I don’t think it’s happening….

  3. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 13, 2013 4:57 PM

    So you’re telling me there’s a chance

    -Lloyd Christmas

  4. boomgrounder says: Dec 13, 2013 5:07 PM

    And there’s a chance a Pigeon will poop on my head while eating breakfast in my kitchen tommorrow morning!

  5. onlyoneleft says: Dec 13, 2013 5:11 PM

    I hope he stays. The kid could win it all next year.

  6. lrical says: Dec 13, 2013 5:11 PM

    I don’t think he would want to bring just “stats” to the school. I think he would want to bring some type if title.

  7. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 13, 2013 5:29 PM

    Another deciding factor for him is how much better is the A&M defense going to get? Because they cost him a shot at back to back Heismans and a national title…

    I’m not coming back if I’m him if that defense is again going to be that bad…

  8. sfsugator says: Dec 13, 2013 6:24 PM

    He could be the number 1 overall pick this year and the teams that will be at the top of the draft will be looking for a qb. He’s gone.

  9. mogogo1 says: Dec 13, 2013 7:19 PM

    From a “learning football” standpoint, staying in school would help him. But if I were his advisor, I’d tell him to enter the draft. The odds of him reclaiming the magic of last year are far smaller than the odds of his weaknesses being further exposed by defenses that have had more time to focus on him. And the risk of a serious injury is always going to be high with him, since he’s not very big and likes to take chances. One serious leg injury could drop him completely off draft boards.

  10. apmn says: Dec 13, 2013 8:32 PM

    He didn’t lose the “magic” of last year. He has had a great season. Like 8080 said, if the Ags defense had done anything this year, it is very possible that we would have been seeing the top two Heisman vote-getters (Manziel and Winston) facing off in the NC game.

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