Everybody has an opinion on Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel. More specifically, everyone has an opinion on the actions that Manziel exhibits when he’s not on the field, mainly his hard-partying ways. Of these people with opinions, a good majority of them are current NFL players, like New York Jets running Chris Johnson.
And he wants Manziel to know that he should just keep living the way he’s living.
Johnson, acquired this offseason by the Jets after being released by the Tennessee Titans, recently told the NFL Network that if he had a message for Johnny Football, it’s just to keep being himself.
“Be your own man,” Johnson said. “Do what you got to do. It’s the offseason. That’s when you get time to do whatever you want to do and live your life. I’m pretty sure once the season gets here, he’ll be all right. He’s going to focus in on football. But this is the time now to where he’ll be able to hang out and do some of the things you want to do. Because once the season gets here, you really have no life. It’s just football and football.”
For the Browns’ sake, Manziel will hopefully heed the advice of the veteran Johnson, who is no stranger to criticism of his own in recent years.