Former American football quarterback, Johnny Manziel is now a free agent. Here you can learn all the details about the life of this former Hamilton Tiger-Cats team member.
Johnathan Paul Manziel was born on December 6, 1992, in Tyler, Texas. His parents, Michelle and Paul, had one more child named Meri.
During his high school days, spent at Tivy High School in Kerrville, Texas, he focused on playing baseball and football. His teammates and coaches often compared him to Brett Favre and Drew Brees. Manziel attended Texas A&M University.
He spent his freshman year playing on the receiver position in the varsity team. The junior year was the first one he had started and finished on the quarterback position. He completed that season with 55 touchdowns, 152 receiving yards, and 2,903 passing yards. The following year, he was the No. 1 QB in Texas, according to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. Johnny also won the 2010’s Mr. Texas Football Award.
After high school, he enrolled at Texas A&M University, to which he received an athletic scholarship. His debut was at a game against Florida Gators. That same season, Manziel became the first player in SEC history to ever to have two games with over 500 total offense in one season.
Johnny Manziel left one of the games with a knee injury but returned with a knee brace to finish it. That same match, he broke the record for offensive production with 4,600 yards. He was the first freshman to win the Davey O’Brien Award and the Heisman Trophy.
At the start of the following 2013 season, some sports journalists claimed that Manziel might suffer a thing called ‘a sophomore slump’, but others argued, saying that his success from the last season would continue to grow.
After his successful college career, he started playing in the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, after they had put him through a series of medical and physical tests.
After spending around six weeks on the bench, the team decided to trade Manziel with Tony Washington; that’s how he became a part of Montreal Alouettes. For the first several games, the former Hamilton Tiger-Cat didn’t live up to his potential and even received a head injury, which resulted in him being placed in the CFL’s concussion protocol. Everyone noticed his struggle once he came back to the field.
According to Justin Dunk, CFL decided to completely cut ties with the quarterback due to his frequent missings of meetings.
His decision to join the Alliance of American Football did not go well, either. He was assigned to play for Memphis Express, but by the second week, he suffered another concussion. Several days later, the 2019 season was over- the AAF suspended all football operations.
The well-known quarterback was arrested in the summer of 2012 for disorderly conduct, possession of a fictitious driver’s license, and failure to produce identification. He had gotten in a fight, and after the police officers showed up, he had the nerve to present them with a fake driver’s license, which stated that the then nineteen-year-old was twenty-one. As a result, Manziel spent the night in jail.
The 2013 offseason was just as eventful. NCAA investigated the rumors of the quarterback feeing the autograph he had been asked to sign; they had decided to suspend him for the first half of that season.
Two years later, during a golf tournament, Johnny Manziel threw a water bottle at the heckler, who was continuously asking for an autograph. Witnesses of this event called the police, but no charges were filed against him. His strange behavior continued when he was pulled over by a policeman due to fighting with his then-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley. He admitted having been drinking before this.
Everyone was fed up with this behavior; the Brown’s stated that they were ‘so done with Manziel’, his ex Colleen Crowley had started a criminal investigation against him, claiming to have been a victim of domestic violence and his marketing agency had announced they would no longer work with him.
Johnny got engaged to long-time girlfriend, Bre Tiesi on March 10, 2017. A year later, the couple got married. Sadly, the life of marriage was not for them, as they separated not even a year later, in 2019.
In a February 2018 interview, the famous athlete stated that he has bipolar disorder.
Johnny Manziel Net Worth 2023
Our sources estimate that Johnny Manziel’s net worth in 2023 will amass $2 million.