Johnny Manziel is pushing for another chance in the NFL. But while he continues his career in the Canadian Football League currently, Manziel had a message for the newest Cleveland Browns starting quarterback.
While Baker Mayfield was given the nod as the team’s starter in Week 4 after impressing after filling in for an injured Tyrod Taylor last week, he’s drawn plenty of attention. Even before this start, Mayfield had eyes on him, as the No. 1 pick was one of the most talked about players entering the NFL draft.
Before the draft, the former Oklahoma star was compared to Manziel. And when the Browns selected him with the top pick, that comparison scared some fans, understandably. And on NFL Sunday Countdown, Manziel revealed a letter written to Mayfield touching on a wide range of topics.
Here’s a look at some of the takeaways from what Manziel said to the rookie quarterback.
Johnny Manziel’s Letter
“If there’s one thing you already know, one thing everybody already know, you and I are not the same person. No matter how many people tried to compare us, even before the same team even drafted us, you know we are never fully defined by he way we play or the uniform we wear.
What I do know is this, life’s experiences are the best teachers. Through all the good days you’ll encounter over your career there, you’ll undoubtedly face some tough ones as well. Through all the good and all the bad, stay close to your family and moreso – never stop being you. It’s what’s taken you from a walk-on to a Heisman Trophy winner, to the first pick in the NFL draft.
Beyond all that Baker, I simply want to wish you all of the success that you deserve. I hope you don’t take a single day, or a single snap for granted. I hope you own the moment and give the Browns fans every bit of long-awaited happiness they deserve.
Source: Heavy Sports