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Johnny Manziel officially signs with LeBron’s reps

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Johnny Manziel confirmed earlier reports on Monday by signing a management deal with LRMR, the firm founded by LeBron James associate Maverick Carter. LRMR and Carter will be tasked with handling some of Manziel’s off-field projects.

Manziel also announced that Erik Burkhardt will be his agent while Bradley Beckworth and Jeffrey Angelovich will look after his business-related matters.

James and Manziel became buddies over the summer and the two texted regularly during the Heisman winner’s final season at Texas A&M. That relationship has borne fruit, because the Manziel team plans on following the “LeBron Model” of management.

There aren’t many better ways to do it than the LeBron way. If Manziel succeeds in the NFL, he could potentially evolve into its biggest star as the current crop of elder-statesman quarterbacks like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady move on to retirement.

So we hope you aren’t sick of Johnny Football just yet.

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20 Responses to “Johnny Manziel officially signs with LeBron’s reps”
  1. cfballfan1 says: Jan 13, 2014 9:21 PM

    What kind of spiff does Bron-Bron get for that referral?

  2. canetic says: Jan 13, 2014 10:55 PM

    Johnny Manziel is the polar opposite of Peyton Manning. His decision making is more on par with Michael Vick.

  3. hightopandrocket says: Jan 13, 2014 11:50 PM

    What has he done for people to hate this guy, comparing him to Vick, weirdo.,,

  4. amosalanzostagg says: Jan 14, 2014 12:24 AM

    Let’s see…..

    Manziel explodes on the scene as a redshirt freshman and does nothing more than create a brand. Hate him, love him, Manziel elevated his teammates and brought pure energy to every game he played in. He brought excitement to every game he played. When the premier coach in college football (Saban) said that he was the most competitive player he has seen in over 40 years of coaching, that speaks volumes.

    What Manziel showed in one short year, this year, was the capability to adapt, to learn. He refined his craft and his skills. Credit Manziel, Coach Sumlin and George Whitfield for the development and the
    maturity. People say he will be a Ryan Leaf,a Vick.
    Truth is, no one knows.

    Manziel will be a top draft pick for a team. My sincere hope is that he brings to the NFL the same fire and competitive nature and exceeds his wildest dreams.


  5. mrtreyseven says: Jan 14, 2014 1:08 AM

    amazes me how everyone grades QB’s….dude is no were ready for the league. funny how people bring Vick into the convo, because thats all Manziel is, a poor-mans Mike Vick. Before you get your feathers ruffled remember Vick was the 1st pick of the millennium. Vick changed the whole position for many reason people did not like, mainly because he could run. What does Vick do drop back 20 yards to evade people then tried to thrown it 50 yards just to try to complete a 30 pass, just as Manziel imitates. Guys are bigger faster stronger and if you see Johnny doing to Seattle, SF, Panthers, and others what he did to Bama, sorry he want make it to halftime. He weighs less than what Vick did coming out. If teams can find a way to keep Russ Wilson, and Drew Brees contained im sure Manziel will be an easier assignment. i bring them up based on height comparison, they have Pocket presence, things get hot they move around the pocket. Manziel tries to run circles until he escapes want happen in the NFL ask Vick how that worked out….He is a gimmick QB people are only hyped up on because not many Big name QB’s are coming out. Name one time you seen him under center. Let it had been next year he would easily be the 5 or 6 best QB coming out, thats not including the guys up and coming next year…Just because he won the Heisman as a freshman doesnt mean he is a great QB, he didnt get a college ring, not even conference. Name all the Heisman QB’s that are relevant in the league Troy Smith CFL, Tebow commentator, Lienart backup, Sam Bradford soon to be backup being replaced in this year. Hell Carson Palmer and Cam the only 2 thats relevant and Carson aint really all that. Not hating just saying he is only going high because not many QB’s that have played primetime football. because its not about talent many guys in D1AA, D-2,D-3 that never get seen unfortunately

  6. tuckfexas says: Jan 14, 2014 3:59 AM

    Johnny douchebag is making it pretty hard to not get in line waiting to laugh when he’s a total bust in the NFL.

  7. cwk22 says: Jan 14, 2014 6:55 AM

    Can’t wait to see him smack a NFL lineman in the head. No coach or threat of suspension to save him now.

  8. mosthubris says: Jan 14, 2014 7:20 AM

    Please, no more Manziel or James!!! They play team sports, for crying out loud, although neither is a team player. If Manziel has a pro career, he’ll be in jail before he retires. James? Exactly.

  9. jimr10 says: Jan 14, 2014 7:58 AM

    Why do you keep writing about him?

  10. keltictim says: Jan 14, 2014 9:27 AM

    I have one question and it’s way off topic, but since we are discussing an SEC quarterback (the highest profile one at that) I’ll ask it. Has Connor Shaw accepted his invite to the combine? To me he is by far the most under rated qb in college football, he has a similar skill set to manziel, he just plays a smarter game.

  11. whydoupost says: Jan 14, 2014 10:04 AM

    I think you all are idiots who spend too much energy sitting in your mom’s basement eating cheetos, JO’g and wishing you were Manziel!

  12. imaduffer says: Jan 14, 2014 10:59 AM

    business-related matters? And he hasn’t even played a down in the NFL. Johnny Football and Nike, let the hype begin.

  13. happster says: Jan 14, 2014 11:40 AM

    Hope he doesn’t follow his PR model. What a trainwreck. Sad that one of the best players ever to play the game is (rightfully) hated by everyone that does not reside in FL.

  14. greenwhodat26 says: Jan 14, 2014 12:06 PM

    Manziel realized that he can’t be a bigger tool than Lebron. “If you can’t beat them, then join them!”

  15. whydoupost says: Jan 14, 2014 12:12 PM

    More cheetos please!

  16. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 14, 2014 12:54 PM


    You say that winning the Heisman doesn’t mean he’s a good QB then ask how many rings he got, insinuating that would make him a good QB??? Wtf?

    You also say he’s a gimmick QB with no pocket presence….. but he led all BCS Conference QBs in completion percentage from the pocket…

    Did you actually watch any of his games, or just the highlights on the 4 letter network and now you know what kind of player he is…?

  17. shanydawg says: Jan 14, 2014 9:12 PM

    @8to – these haters NEVER actually watch the games. They just scan headlines so they can leave stupid remarks and feel like they know something. I just read one that said Manziel and Lebron are NOT a team players. Wow!

  18. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 15, 2014 2:32 PM

    It just sickens me that all these people see is that Manziel runs around. He instantly gets lumped in with read option QBs like Tebow and no one really watches him play. I’ve seen every game he played for A&M.

    The kid can really throw the ball. And he’s really good on the long ball too. He played much more from the pocket this year than last and it showed. Sure he runs around a lot and I’m sure the NFL will try to cure him of that, but should they?

    I don’t want an NFL QB that is going to pack up and run at the first site of trouble, but I want someone that has the ability to…

  19. amosalanzostagg says: Jan 19, 2014 1:13 PM

    As old as I am, I’ve seen Stabler play at Alabama and in the NFL. Same things were said about Stabler.

    “Studies game plans to the light of the juke box”.
    “Parties too much.”
    “Will never make it in the NFL.”
    “If Bear can’t control him, no one can.”

    Truth is, the book on Manziel has yet to written. He is in the mold of Archie Manning, Bert Jones and Fran Tarkenton. Both thrived in the NFL.

    You say that NFL players will eat him alive. May or
    not happen. NFL quarterbacks today never faced the head slaps from a Deacon Jones or face a Jack Tatum targeting their head….after the play.

    Manziel’s future depends on who drafts him and if
    Johnny Football continues to grow up, both as a player and a person.


  20. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 20, 2014 10:49 AM

    It appears he may be going to the Factory of Sadness…. Cleveland has already expressed interest in trading up to get him….

    Not a great landing spot in my opinion though… I would much rather see him land in Minnesota. The Fran Tarkenton comparison is already there, plus I feel the Vikings have much better pieces to put around him.

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