Johnny Manziel thinks XFL will succeed with The Rock, says he's retired from football
Johnny Manziel had bad news for any football fans hoping that The Rock’s recent purchase of the XFL might convince the former Heisman Trophy winner to return to the gridiron.
TMZ Sports recently caught up with the former Texas A&M Aggies star quarterback. Manziel said his football playing days are “a little behind” him.
“Listen, anything The Rock touches is gonna be gold as always,” Manziel said outside of Saddle Ranch in Los Angeles. “But I think football is a little bit behind me.”
Out of the NFL since 2016, Manziel’s last professional football appearance came with the Memphis Express of the failed Alliance of American Football spring football league. The 27-year-old did not quite the close door on a possible comeback at some point.
“You never say never, I’m still an athletic guy … but at the end of the day, let’s see where the rest of life takes me and we’ll go from there,” Manziel said.
Manziel said his priorities are elsewhere right now.
“Football for me is not at the forefront of my mind. It’s just chillin’ and being one of the bros.”
As for not wearing a mask, Manziel had jokes.
“COVID doesn’t wanna see me at the end of the day, dude, I do worse things on the weekend.”
The full conversation with TMZ Sports can be viewed in the video embedded below: