HOLLYWOOD – Netflix has released at short video clip that leads some people to believe a Johnny Manziel documentary is coming to Netflix.
After a successful Netflix documentary on former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o being catfished by a transgender woman, turning their attention to a figure like Manziel would make sense for the streaming service according to sources at the streaming video service. Watch the trailer for "Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn't Exist" here.
Netflix posted the clip, only 10 seconds long, where Manziel is seated in the middle of the screen, and someone claps a clapperboard in front of him.
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Manziel was the, some would say infamous, Texas A&M quarterback from 2011-2013 where became a household name. Over two seasons as a starter at A&M, Manziel went 595-863 for 7,820, 63 touchdowns, and 22 interceptions. Manziel Mania really kicked up after the Texas A&M/Alabama game where Manziel accounted for 345 of 418 total yards of offense. He also had 2 passing touchdown and A&M would win 29-24 in Tuscaloosa.
Manziel won the Heisman and Davey O’Brien Awards as the first freshman to win either.
In January 2014, Manziel announced he would leave Texas A&M and enter the NFL Draft. Manziel had the perception of a party guy and a me-first type attitude. Of course, this would link him to Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys who hasn’t shied away from super talented players regardless of public relations.
Former NFL coach Barry Switzer was particularly harsh when speaking about Manziel calling him an “arrogant little prick”.
The night of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Cowboys would select Zack Martin out of Notre Dame and Johnny Manziel would fall to the Cleveland Browns at the 22nd pick in the first round.
While at Cleveland, Manziel made a trip to Las Vegas, flipped the bird to the Washington Redskins bench, and had plenty of off and on the field antics throughout not only his short NFL career, but his colligate career as well.
In January 2015, Manziel entered a treatment facility and was out in April that same year.
Manziel was released by the Brown in March 2016. In two seasons with the Browns, Manziel started 14 games, threw for 1,675 yards, 7 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions.
Manziel played for the Canadian Football League for a couple seasons before playing for the Memphis Express who apart of the now defuncted Alliance of American Football league.
On December 30, 2020, Manziel signed with the FCF Zappers in a Fan Controlled Football league and in 2022 became a player-coach on the team.