Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will begin his rookie season just like Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III did in 2012, with Kyle Shanahan as his offensive coordinator.
So, it’s not surprising that Griffin gave Johnny Football some advice about Shanahan’s system while the two were on the set of a commercial.
Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post has the details on their conversation:
“We talked a little bit at the Heisman House commercial over the summer in Los Angeles,” Manziel told Cleveland reporters this week. “We were sitting there in between takes just kind of talking about the reads, going through the offense, some stuff. He obviously went through a whole [two years] with Kyle, so just little things on how Kyle was through the year, game-planning, getting ready for the games, and kind of the things he liked and disliked. I mean, there’s certain plays that are really a staple of this offense that I got a chance to ask him about as well.”
Griffin won Offensive Rookie of the Year under Shanahan in 2012, throwing for 3,200 yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions. He also rushed for 815 yards and seven more scores.
Griffin’s second season might not have gone as well, but he obviously understands how to have success with Shanahan.
Whether RGIII’s advice ultimately helps Manizel or not, this was definitely a cool thing for him to do as Johnny Football prepares for his first year at the professional ranks.
Manziel’s Browns and RGIII’s Redskins will face off in preseason action on Monday at 8 p.m. ET.