Former Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel is trying to make an NFL comeback, and he took a big step toward that goal by playing in an NFL spring league game on Saturday.
Manziel started hot, completing his first seven passes and throwing a touchdown, but finished 9-for-15 and took three sacks.
Still, former NFL assistant Terry Shea was impressed with what he saw from the former Heisman winner, saying he absolutely thinks Manziel should get another chance in the NFL (via ESPN.com):
“My bottom line is that there is no doubt in my mind that someone should sign him,” Shea said. “I’ve seen enough of the quarterback skill. His endurance has not been an issue.
“I’ve never been around Johnny Manziel until this moment in time, but I see a very quick arm. I see very active eyes. He sees things and particularly when he’s on the move, those classic Johnny Manziel plays, I’ve seen those come up here.”
Shea is in charge of the spring league’s football operations, so he knows what he’s talking about and has seen the work Manziel has put in behind the scenes.
Even if Manziel doesn’t end up landing an NFL job, he will likely be back in pro football in the Canadian Football League. However, he still has one more chance to prove he belongs in the NFL, as there is another round of games on Thursday.