Johnny Manziel sporting non-football Dad bod in recent photos

Johnny Manziel does not appear to be in the best shape at the moment.

Photos emerged on Tuesday of the former Texas A&M star and Cleveland Browns quarterback vacationing with his fiancee Bre Tiesi in Hawaii earlier this week and Manziel has a noticeable paunch in a couple of them.

Manziel has talked repeatedly about wanting to make a football comeback.

In August, he worked out for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who own his CFL rights. Then in September, he triggered a clause that forced the Ticats to offer him a contract within 10 days. After CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie met with Manziel as part of the league’s domestic violence prevention program – a dismissal agreement was reached following an incident in which he accused of hitting and threatening former girlfriend Colleen Crowley in January 2016 – conditions were established by which Manziel could enter the league next season.

The CFL has also extended the window by which the Ticats had to offer Manziel a deal to Nov. 30.

All of which means that Manziel could very well be at a CFL training camp by next spring. And while that’s six months away – and not every CFL player has the body of an Adonis – the photos will likely lead to some questioning of just how committed Manziel is to a life in professional football.

Drew Edwards

Drew Edwards

Drew Edwards is into his eighth season covering the CFL and the Ticats for the Hamilton Spectator. He is the founder and editor of 3DownNation.
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47 Comments on Johnny Manziel sporting non-football Dad bod in recent photos

  1. Johnny Football enjoying life, imagine that. Pretty sad the paparazzi is up his a$$ wherever he goes. There’s still 8 months until any training camp for a CFL team. If in fact, he serious in perusing a career in Hamilton or anywhere else. So is suppose to have a 6 pack? Then there would be rumours he’s on roids. Why don’t we wait and see, if in fact he is or going to try and be allowed clearance to play in the CFL. Besides, looks like he’s settling down with a fiancee, let’s just hope she avoids an uppercut…

    • When the big knock against you is that you don’t take football seriously, and as a result you’re out of the sport entirely but want to get back in, it would be in your best interest to be in good shape.

      • Lancaster/Reed // November 8, 2017 at 9:36 pm //

        Exactly. This photo just reinforces the fact that johnny football lacks the dedication required to be a professional football player.

  2. He still looks to be in better shape than Thick Nick

    • George Porge // November 8, 2017 at 2:40 pm //

      Considering he’s a 24-year old professional athlete – he should be.

    • He may be somewhat thinner Thick Nick, but Johnny Nightclub has not been training in over a year or two & has nowhere near the passion for the game like Nik Lewis does. He has no real motivation for the sport since he’s been born with a silver spoon in his mouth his entire life.

  3. Alex Droho // November 8, 2017 at 10:33 am //

    More photos of the one on the right would be good.

  4. Tiger Chick // November 8, 2017 at 11:17 am //

    Please tell me we have better post season news than this.

  5. Maybe he is clean and putting the weight back on? Anybody think of that. He could easily lose that extra 10-15 lbs and be in shape for the start of camp.

  6. How can you tell by seeing a photo that he’s out of shape ?
    Take a photo of any line man in the CFL today and you would say he is out shape. would you? Just saying

  7. who cares.. tabloid news. Something you see in those tabloid papers at the grocery store.

    • Billinburlington // November 9, 2017 at 7:20 am //

      Agree… an example of the circus style atmosphere Hamilton would experience888 if he comes to Ticat land. .. hope not.

  8. He would bomb in the CFL, wouldn’t last long.

  9. forget about his belly – shouldn’t a QB wanting back in the game show at least some muscle tone in his arms?????

  10. Butch, if he plays here and actually tries he will be better then Flutie.

  11. justforkicks // November 8, 2017 at 2:06 pm //

    Not saying aye or nay re his coming to the CFL but does anyone remember what AC looked like in his prime. Nothing sleek about his belly either so let things roll and see what happens.

  12. TwoTurnTablesandaMicrophone // November 8, 2017 at 2:10 pm //

    I don’t have an issue with the gut, its the off season and he hasn’t played for a long tim. However I’ve got more muscle in my shoulders and arms and I’m in my 40’s (and never played pro-ball). If this guy wants any kind of pro football contract he needs to hire a personal trainer – fast.

  13. Jerry ( CFL) football must be saying to himself that there’s no way that Johnny is taking away my job.Thanks for the exciting football Masoli.

  14. Thick Nick is retired (I think). Could pick up some extra $$$ at Christmas playing St. Nic.

  15. His gut looks about the same as Masolis in those locker room shots. Now if he were on cocaine he would look like a recently released prisoner of war. More importantly will he be having dinner at June Jones house who is probably back in Hawaii by now. I think they will meet if it is legal by CFL rules and Manziel’s seriousness or lack thereof will determine what June does next.

    • Lancaster/Reed // November 9, 2017 at 12:29 am //

      Manziel’s rights still belong to hamilton, so i cant see why june jones cant talk to him.

  16. Danny Mac wasn’t exactly ripped either, but he was a vet. Looks like Johnny Football’s just been working the Molson’s Muscle. He’s got arms like a girl. Now she looks game-ready.

  17. Thought I had accidentally clicked on a link to People Magazine when I saw those photos…which one is Johnny?

    • LOL…that’s good! And I’ll bet his girlfriend is probably asking someone on the phone if they ever heard of “Hamilton” – with the answer being it’s probably somewhere near Alaska…too funny.

    • Billinburlington // November 9, 2017 at 7:22 am //

      Lol good one,

  18. Nope, it was TMZ, with photos taken last December (?)…..but who really cares.
    Drew, what about the playoff games this weekend?

  19. riderontheisland // November 8, 2017 at 4:53 pm //

    His chick isn’t very impressed either because she trying to hook up with someone else on the phone

  20. Sign his girlfriend she is in in great shape haha

  21. Oh look! A Quarterback and a Tight End.

  22. Prediction? Johnny Football is signed, lasts the first 2 days in training camp, gets injured (much like Vince Young) and thus ends the comeback. At that point we stop talking about this dude.

  23. Noodles Romanoff // November 8, 2017 at 8:22 pm //

    @HTC…..absolutely the best comment here. Friggin hilarious.

  24. Markwithchris // November 8, 2017 at 9:27 pm //

    Has anyone every seen AC or Tom Brady without shirts…not exactly Mr universe territory.

  25. 6ft6ofgoodness // November 8, 2017 at 10:15 pm //

    And our Cats are seriously looking at moving on from a dedicated pro like Zach, for a guy in this terrible shape?

  26. THIS is the guy, who played a handful of games in the NFL, and has zilch experience playing Canadian football, who is going to unseat the current incumbent at QB (presuming it’s Masoli), and lead the TC’s to the promised land? The last time I laughed so hard was when Rodman tried to tell the world that he was going to make yet another NBA comeback. This Manziel guy is so wrong for this TC organization for all the right reasons. Time to move on.

    • Started 8 games and still has the most wins of any Browns QB 2015 to present

      • True Mark…but we are talking about The Browns…more Laurel and Hardy’s within that organization than this current Pussycat one.

  27. NotJoshSmith // November 9, 2017 at 1:42 am //

    Johnny “Flag” Football more like it. How can the Cats after the PR nightmare around hiring Briles, bring in a controversial former NFL qb who isn’t playing in that league in part because he was accused of sexual assault. Will the Ticats have Johnny “Flag” Football bobbleheads on violence against women’s night next season or what? DUMB!…. like Josh Smith

  28. Who cares about this guy!!!!!!Just because he played some nfl who cares

    • Alex Droho // November 10, 2017 at 8:38 am //

      Agreed. There are lots of guys in the CFL who played “some nfl”. If Johnny was committed to the sport and wasn’t such a disruption to his team mates he would still be there now.

  29. There is a correlation between a strong football arm and small arms with a beer belly. And they go together. I looked it up and Matthew Stafford is considered to have the strongest arm in the NFL. I also googled Mathew Stafford shirtless pictures and many of them look just about like Johnny does in that pic. Not kidding google it. Also look at relief pitchers. Many throw well over 100 and are skinny or have a beer belly or both. I once respected Drew but between this and the anonymous sources I think he has gone over board.

  30. Drew has become the protagonist in the song Dirty laundry by Don Henley only reporting negative news. He blocks links but google this.
    I’m Going To Post This Video Of Johnny Manziel On A Treadmill To Drive The ‘Who Cares?’ Crowd Crazy
    16 HOURS AGO.
    recent video if JM on treadmill

  31. WTFs ….

    1. That’s the body of a middle-aged guy who only gets as close to the football field as he can get good seats.

    2. What’s with this Manziel love with the Ticats and media guys like Dave Naylor?
    Are they too young or have they got amnesia when it comes to failed US players coming north thinking the CFL is easy for QBs? It ain’t.

    3. This guy flies in the face of the brand the CFL has been actively building these past few years and Manziel is the poster boy out of shape who’ll tarnish this brand fast with his reputation alone.

  32. Teebone_EEfan // November 11, 2017 at 10:02 pm //

    Remember when David Archer came up to join his old coach in Edmonton? It was a total fiasco. The low-point for the whole organization was when he was booed off the field and gave the fans the finger – at Commonwealth stadium no less! Archer and Manziel share attitude issues. Don’t drag the whole league down by signing Johnny Nobody.

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