With Auburn and Florida State closing out the college football season in style Monday night, many of college football’s stars now have a huge decision to make: whether or not to declare for the NFL Draft in April or continue playing for their respective universities. The spotlight is on many talented juniors across the country, but no one’s decision is being more awaited than that of Texas A&M quarterback, Johnny Manziel.
Since winning the Heisman Trophy as a freshman last season, the player dubbed “Johnny Football” has been one of college football’s most polarizing figures. Love him or hate him, though, Manziel is a talented QB with a knack for making the impossible plays look easy and will have a future in the NFL. ESPN’s Todd McShay has Manziel going fourth overall so it’s easy to see what kind of talent he has. Now, the only decision left for Manziel is whether or not he wants to forego his junior and senior seasons or continue playing for the Aggies.
As of Monday night’s championship game, Manziel is still undecided about his future. Talking with ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Manziel will be talking with his family in the coming days to help make a decision. “I want to make the right decision that’s best for me and my family,” Manziel said.
Coming off one of his best performances yet in this year’s Chick-fil-A bowl, signs may, however, be pointing towards Manziel looking to play football on Sundays next season. Manziel has already selected an agency to represent him – another step towards his declaration for the NFL. Even teammates doubt his return as Texas A&M receiver, Ricky Seals-Jones, told reporters last Friday night that “Johnny’s gone”.
No matter what decision Manziel makes, one thing is for certain: Johnny Manziel will still be “Johnny Football”. He may just have to add a “pro” to go along with his new professional status.