Earlier this year, Johnny Manziel said he was serious in attempting an NFL comeback.
So far, Manziel has not earned a contract, but he has not given up his hope of returning to the league. If that doesn’t change and he never returns to the field as a player again, he has another idea in mind.
Manziel was interviewed by Clay Travis at the International Football Betting Conference in Costa Rica this week when he revealed he’d be open to coach.
Not only did Manziel say he’d like to coach football, but he would prefer to coach at the college level.
“I’d do something involved with sports. I can’t get away from it,” he said. “I’ve had to ask myself that a little bit as of late over the past year, but at the same time I’d want to be involved in sports in some way, whether it’s coaching, whether it’s doing something like that. So I think that’d be my route.”
Asked which level he’d like to coach at, Manziel said: “Probably college.”
Manziel appears to be serious about getting his life back on track. Whether or not he ever receives another opportunity in the NFL remains to be seen, but it’s good to see he has a fallback plan and interest in remaining a part of the football world.
[H/T: The Comeback]