It might not have been the way Manziel thought his professional career would pan out, but it's the first step in what Manziel hopes will be an National Football League comeback.
Manziel provided his own statement to Bleacher Report: "Football has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember".
Not only will Mayfield be able to figure out what went wrong for Manziel on the field, but he'll be able to learn from his mistakes off of it.
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Manziel spent the first two years of his National Football League career with the Cleveland Browns after he was selected 22nd overall in the 2014 draft.
Johnny Manziel of the Cleveland Browns plays against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in this November 15, 2015 file photo in Pittsburgh. Now, he's attempting to make it back to the National Football League by participating in an outside event. Manziel was also indicted on an assault charge involving his then-girlfriend Colleen Crowley, although the charges were later dismissed by a Texas judge.
Manziel, the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy while at Texas A&M, was the 22nd overall selection in the 2014 draft by the Browns. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats snagged the rights to negotiate with Manziel but had to wait for the league to conduct an off-field investigation of the embattled signal caller. "What did that get me?" More than 20 teams are expected to attend practices and the league's four games. That's what he's doing now, and I think it's safe to say it's working wonders. "The difference that I know this year is I started looking at my mental health". The season kicks off on March 28 in Austin, Texas. He said he has since stopped drinking and is taking medication for bipolar disorder.