A player’s confidence goes a long way, especially in the NFL. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has that confidence. According to a report by ABC News on Dec. 13, the Heisman Trophy finalist believes he is ready to take his next major step.
Although Manziel hasn’t made a decision on whether or not he will declare for the NFL Draft this year, he has certainly given hints in the past, which could’ve been more to do with his frustration of campus life and off the field drama. The questions have certainly arisen about his future as the college football season comes to an end.
At the Home Depot College Football Awards, Manziel addressed reporters and answered those questions on whether he is ready.
“In my mind, I think I am [ready]. More than anything, ‘Are you ready for the next level?’ That’s the big thing. You don’t want to go and be unprepared for the National Football League and leave two years [of college football] on the table. It all comes down to making the best decision for you. Whether you’re ready. Whether teams are quarterback-needy. You look at all your factors.”
Johnny Manziel, who became the first freshman to win the Heisman in 2012, is more focused on the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31, but the sophomore has the confidence and will consult with Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin and his other coaches before making a decision.
His immediate impact in the NFL, if he declares, will depend on the situation and the team drafting him. It is possible he could remain in the state of Texas, as one of the teams in need of a quarterback is the Houston Texans. The New York Jets could be another interesting destination for Manziel.