Three-time Super Bowl champion Daryl Johnston has said thanks but no thanks to Johnny Manziel, again.
Johnston won three NFL titles with the Dallas Cowboys and is currently the director of player personnel for the Dallas Renegades of the XFL. He was the general manager for the San Antonio Commanders of the now-defunct Alliance of American Football. The 53-year-old didn’t want Manziel in the AAF and that hasn’t changed.
“I passed on him in San Antonio and I’d pass on him again here,” Johnston told SportsDay.
“For me the chemistry in the locker room is critical, and especially the quarterback position. He kind of sets the tone, especially for the offensive side of the ball, but really for the whole team. There is so much added responsibility that goes with the face, goes with the voice of the franchise. And I haven’t seen that from Johnny on a consistent basis that I would feel comfortable committing to him.”
After the CFL forced Montreal to release Manziel and informed all of its member clubs that it will not register a contract for the dual-threat quarterback, he wound up in the AAF for a short stint.
But since suiting up for the Memphis Express, Manziel has been a free agent. Perhaps another XFL team could come calling and Manziel has said he wants to reunite with June Jones in Houston.
“I enjoyed every single day I had with coach Jones,” Manziel told the Houston Chronicle. “Being in his offence was the best part of each day. I know he’s going to be successful wherever he’s coaching.”
Although, the insurance sales gig might be lucrative for Manziel because he can ride his celebrity status instead of putting in the required work to be productive.