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Report: Manziel has filed NFL paperwork

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Yesterday, in yet another sign that Johnny Manziel would pull the trigger on early entry into the NFL draft, it was reported that the Texas A&M quarterback had selected an agent to represent him and a firm to be in charge of marketing.

Now, there’s yet another data point in a year’s worth of them that signals the imminent end of the college version of Johnny Football.

Wednesday morning, and after noting that water is wet and the sky is blue, NFL.com‘s Gil Brandt confirmed via Twitter the expected, that “Manziel has officially submitted declaration papers to #NFL for [inclusion] in 2014 draft.”

It’s been thought for a better part of a year that, after winning the Heisman Trophy as a redshirt sophomore, Manziel would leave two years of collegiate eligibility on the table for the NFL.  Manziel is expected to make it officially official with an announcement as early as today.

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19 Responses to “Report: Manziel has filed NFL paperwork”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 8, 2014 1:03 PM

    You’re welcome for that tip JT…. ;-)

  2. gnsr1 says: Jan 8, 2014 1:05 PM

    He will make way more money off the field than he will on it…he needs to patent his nickname if he hasn’t already…he’s about to get paid!

  3. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 8, 2014 1:07 PM

    He copywrited (sp?) ‘Johnny Football’ last year.

  4. thefiesty1 says: Jan 8, 2014 1:13 PM

    I heard he preferred to be Johnny Pigskin instead of football.

  5. wabbitslayer says: Jan 8, 2014 1:22 PM

    I really thought this guy was Tebow 2.0, at least until I saw them side by side the other night on ESPN and saw how small he is.

    Good luck on that first sack, kid.

  6. wadaea says: Jan 8, 2014 1:32 PM

    I truely think we are looking at another Brian Bosworth. One good hit and he’s out

  7. polegojim says: Jan 8, 2014 1:36 PM

    Good for him… and NCAA fans everywhere

    Got NOOOOO problem with a guy getting PAID$$$$… as long as he EARNS it… and PROVES the hype is valid.

    That’s what I DON’T like about huge rookie contracts… they’ve proven nothing at the NFL level… where there are more flops than tops, and mediocrity is more the norm.

    See… Vince Young… Geno Smith… Robert Griffin… Jimmy Clausen… Jason Campbell… Michael Vick… Sam Bradford… Colt McCoy… Mark Sanchez… Terrelle Pryor… Matt Leinart

    The only guys recently who have met or exceeded expectations are Andrew Luck, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson

  8. texizz says: Jan 8, 2014 1:42 PM

    Poor Aggies!lol

  9. be4bama says: Jan 8, 2014 1:50 PM

    8to80……aren’t you the one with the breaking news that SABAN to Texas was a done deal?

  10. dhardy8207 says: Jan 8, 2014 2:22 PM

    @b4bama;
    I think that was bender4700 and crisper??? who had “Saban to UT” was a done deal. Crisper even went as far as to say he’s one of the check writers for that deal.

    I too will predict that Johnny Football won’t last long in the NFL. His arrogance is going to be his #1 issue. He won’t be able to mouth off to opposing defences if he wants to keep his head sitting firmly on top his shoulders. Players like Harrison, Suh and a few others will have no fear of fines to lay a hit on him. He’s been daunted over by the media at the college level and he’s not going to adjust well to being a QB that has to prove he can handle the next level.

    I don’t wish him any ill will, I just think he needs to check that attitude before getting in to grown man football.

  11. teambringitstrong says: Jan 8, 2014 2:23 PM

    polegojim says: Jan 8, 2014 1:36 PM

    Good for him… and NCAA fans everywhere

    Got NOOOOO problem with a guy getting PAID$$$$… as long as he EARNS it… and PROVES the hype is valid.

    That’s what I DON’T like about huge rookie contracts… they’ve proven nothing at the NFL level… where there are more flops than tops, and mediocrity is more the norm.

    See… Vince Young… Geno Smith… Robert Griffin… Jimmy Clausen… Jason Campbell… Michael Vick… Sam Bradford… Colt McCoy… Mark Sanchez… Terrelle Pryor… Matt Leinart

    The only guys recently who have met or exceeded expectations are Andrew Luck, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson
    ———————————————————-
    I understand your point but your comments are moot. Go back and read the latest CBA. There is a Rookie Salary Cap. No more outrageous rookie contracts.

  12. teambringitstrong says: Jan 8, 2014 2:25 PM

    None of you keyboard All-Americans or scouts, etc have a CLUE about what’s going to happen with Manziel in the NFL. Your comments are based on pure speculation, jealousy or bitterness and you may want to see him fail but that’s not up to you to decide whether or not he will be a bust.

  13. ecupatsfan12 says: Jan 8, 2014 2:49 PM

    I loved watching him in his short tenure as a college player-albeit all the drama. That being said I think he needs to do a lot of growing up- i love the swagger but he cant expect to be the same JFF at 5’10 175 pounds in the NFL and just be able to go to Heat games and bars whenever. He doesnt throw the ball well enough in the pocket-the pure pocket- to be very effective in the NFL. The worst thing that could happen is him go to Cleveland or somewhere were he could start right away-he will be 21 and a multi millionare- not a good combo. He needs to sit for a few years and grow/mature.

  14. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 8, 2014 2:52 PM

    Per ESPN…

    Stat of the Day
    Manziel led the nation in opponent-adjusted QBR in 2012 (he finished a respectable sixth in 2013, and rates third-best over the last two seasons combined). That stat would be indicative of a reasonable chance of being an NFL starter. The three quarterbacks who finished No. 1 from 2009 to 2011 are among the NFL’s best– Colin Kaepernick, Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson.

  15. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 8, 2014 2:53 PM

    I posted this on PFT too but I think it’s a really insightful stat.

    Per ESPN…

    Stat of the Day
    Manziel led the nation in opponent-adjusted QBR in 2012 (he finished a respectable sixth in 2013, and rates third-best over the last two seasons combined). That stat would be indicative of a reasonable chance of being an NFL starter. The three quarterbacks who finished No. 1 from 2009 to 2011 are among the NFL’s best– Colin Kaepernick, Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson.

  16. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 8, 2014 2:57 PM

    ecupatsfan12 says:
    Jan 8, 2014 2:49 PM

    He doesnt throw the ball well enough in the pocket-the pure pocket- to be very effective in the NFL.
    ________________________

    He led all QBs from AQ Conferences in completion % from the pocket at 73%…. So, I’m not sure how you’re coming up with that assessment….

  17. polegojim says: Jan 8, 2014 3:19 PM

    @teambringitstrong… yes, there’s a cap… Kind of…

    Unproven rookies can still be grossly overpaid just because they’re drafted higher… while guys drafted lower, can ‘overplay’ their deal… and be woefully underpaid.

    Still broken.

    Point unmooted.

  18. goodfieldnohit says: Jan 8, 2014 3:38 PM

    Bunch of haters up in here. Y’all can go hate on Jameis now.

  19. bmore44 says: Jan 8, 2014 4:02 PM

    This guy already has money. Parents are multi millionaires. He doesn’t need nfl money. It’s his time to see, if he can play in the NFL. Money has nothing to do with decision.

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