Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel watches during the first half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game between the Auburn Tigers and the Florida State Seminoles at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Johnny Manziel Reached Out To Tom Brady Before The Scouting Combine


January 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) against the Denver Broncos in the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

According to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel reached out to Tom Brady before the NFL Scouting Combine, for some advice. Guregian said that this information came from Manziel’s throwing coach, George Whitfield.

Here is what Guregian found out on this subject:

Whitfield said the two enjoyed a nice text exchange. Brady did offer up some advice for Manziel, who is one of the major stories here at the NFL’s scouting combine. Manziel, more popularly known as Johnny Football, is expected to go in the top five of the draft, perhaps No. 1 overall to the Houston Texans if new head coach Bill O’Brien takes to Manziel’s scrambling and improvisational ways at quarterback.

Whitfield said Brady encouraged Manziel to “ignore the noise” which is a popular phrase in Foxboro with Patriot players blocking out what’s being said and written about them both good and bad. Brady also told Manziel to enjoy the moment and experience the ride of being drafted and entering the next phase of his career.

I like Manziel’s talent, and I think he could be a star in this league. However his off the field antics may have to change, and if there is one guy that can help on that front, it would be Tom Brady. Seeing Manziel go to Brady for advice is impressive, and I hope it propels him to a long and successful NFL career.

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