Johnny Manziel hires Drew Rosenhaus as agent; Can he save QB’s NFL career?

Johnny Manziel hires Drew Rosenhaus as agent; Can he save QB’s NFL career?

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has hired Drew Rosenhaus as his new agent. Rosenhaus’ main job is to save Manziel’s career and find him a new NFL home before the season starts.

According to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, the 23-year-old QB officially hired the super NFL agent on Saturday. He is the founder of Rosenhaus Sports Representation and known for his clients like New England Patriots star tight end, Rob Gronkowski.

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The 49-year-old agent is known to handle NFL players with polarizing personalities like Gronkowski and LeSean McCoy. He has also represented former wide receivers, Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens.

But can he save Manziel’s NFL career? It may be very difficult even for an agent like Rosenhaus to find a team interested in the former Heisman trophy winner. La Canfora noted that no NFL team has an interest in Manziel as long as he does not make any changes on his life.

The Browns parted ways with the troubled quarterback last March 11 after two seasons in Cleveland. He was he was picked 22nd overall by the team in the 2014 NFL Draft.  Manziel threw for 1,500 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions in six starts and a total of 10 games last season.

It’s the combination of his on and off the field issues that are scaring teams off. Manziel was fined $12,000 by the NFL during the 2014 preseason when he flipped the bird towards the Washington Redskins bench.

He was then involved in a fight last November 2014 that led to several NFL veterans calling him out. Manziel also entered a Pennsylvania rehabilitation and treatment facility for ten weeks in 2015.

The most recent controversy he was involved in was a domestic violence incident with his girlfriend that happened two separate times.  Before his release from the Browns, Manziel was caught by TMZ partying for four-straight nights in Los Angeles.

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