Johnny Manziel to throw at Texas A&M pro day

Johnny Manziel will be on display for NFL scouts two weeks in a row.

Manziel threw in front of pro football evaluators at the University of San Diego pro day last Thursday. Next up familiar territory: Texas A&M University.

Manziel quickly rose to stardom at Texas A&M, winning the Heisman Trophy in 2012, his redshirt freshman season. In just two years as an Aggie, Manziel passed for 7,820 yards, 63 touchdowns against 22 interceptions and rushed for 2,169 yards and 30 touchdowns. The last time Manziel had a pro day on the Aggies campus, 75 personnel men came from 30 NFL teams came – plus former president George W. Bush.

That was the final showcase before the Cleveland Browns drafted in the first round, 22nd overall in the 2014 NFL draft. Manziel spent two seasons there until he was released by the Browns in March 2016 and he’s been out of the NFL ever since.

The 25-year-old enters the second pro day at his alma mater in a much different situation. After the self-imposed deadline passed for negotiations with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who own his CFL rights, passed, Manziel turned his attention to other pro football opportunities and plans to play in The Spring League which runs from March 28 to April 15.

Manziel is hoping to impress NFL teams enough to earn a contract offer and the Texas A&M pro day will be another opportunity to do so as the road to #ComebackSZN continues.