Feb 21, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer speaks to the media in a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2014: Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer calls Johnny Manziel Pro Day a 'sideshow'

There’s no question that Johnny Manziel’s Pro Day on Thursday was truly unprecedented. There was rap music in the background, a former president in attendance, and Johnny Football even was the first player to wear pads as ESPN and NFL Network cameras took in the scene live.

Well, new Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was not impressed one bit, even going so far as to call all of it a “sideshow.”


For anyone that has known Zimmer and his coaching style throughout his years in the league as a defensive coordinator, this shouldn’t really come as that much of a shock. He’s about as “no nonsense” as one coach can get, so today’s event probably wasn’t really his cup of tea.

But, that still doesn’t hide the fact that Zimmer and company in Minnesota may turn toward Manziel in the first round of the NFL Draft if he’s still there, seeing as they’re in the market for a quarterback.

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