Johnny Manziel has an unbelievable amount of talent.
The former Texas A&M standout won the 2012 Heisman Trophy, Davey O’Brien Award, AP Player of the Year Award and claimed All-America honors as a redshirt freshman.
In fact, Manziel became the first freshman to join the historic Heisman fraternity.
In 2013, his sophomore season, Manziel was again invited to the Heisman Presentation, where he finished fifth, but also claimed SEC Male Athlete of the Year and First-Team All-SEC honors.
Manziel threw for 7,820 yards and 63 touchdowns in just two years of college football.
Many thought this kid was going to be the next big thing in the NFL. However, his success didn’t come without his struggles both on and off the football field.
While many loved “Johnny Football” and all he brought to the game, many hated his cockiness and sense of entitlement.
He became famous to some, and infamous to others, for gesturing he had money in his hands after he threw for touchdowns.
Manziel also got in trouble at A&M for his wild lifestyle. In 2012, he was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, along with two other misdemeanor offenses.
In 2013, his lifestyle again reared its ugly head, as news broke of him being kicked out of a University of Texas fraternity party.
Manziel may have seen his draft stock fall because of his off-the-field issues, but many thought he was still destined to do great things in the NFL.
Manziel was a first-round draft choice by the Cleveland Browns in 2014, but his career hasn’t amounted to much.
He has had a below-average career, only starting a handful of games and serving as a backup mostly.
While his statistics haven’t been eye-popping, his off-the-field conduct has continued to be.
In 2015, Manziel checked himself into rehab for an alcohol addiction, and just when Browns and football fans thought he was starting to figure it out, he derailed just a week after being named the permanent starter.
The quarterback, who has admitted to alcohol problems, was caught partying during the team’s bye week.
Now it seems Manziel’s career is truly in jeopardy.
Just last week, ESPN reported that the Browns will part ways with Manziel when NFL rules permit in March.
And as if that isn’t bad enough for an underachieving quarterback, Manziel has now been alleged to have struck his girlfriend multiple times and threatened to kill both of them.
For someone who had all the potential in the world and freakish ability, it appears Manziel’s career might be on life support if not over all together.
It’s really too bad that Johnny Football has chosen to be Johnny Party instead.