Johnny Manziel says he's 'hopeful' he'll get another shot in the NFL – Washington Post

Johnny Manziel wants another shot. (Aaron M. Sprecher/Associated Press)

Johnny Manziel. Remember him? Despite not playing in the NFL since 2015 because of poor performance and a string of personal problems, the 24-year-old ex-Cleveland Browns quarterback is hoping that a team might give him another shot.

“Right now, I’m hopeful. I’m really hopeful,” Manziel said during a fantasy football convention in Dallas, according to the Dallas Morning News. “But we’ll see. Whenever I get a call, I’ll do whatever I can to make the most of it.”

And according to Manziel, his phone is already ringing. He noted he has had “a couple conversations with some teams.” The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner did not say which ones.

“[Football’s] all I’ve known for so long,” Manziel added. “It’s what I love to do. It’s hard. It’s hard sitting here going through OTA time and going through summer time and then getting ready to go through fall camp and not being a part of it. But at the same time, I’m really optimistic and hopeful that I’ll get another chance. That’s really what I’m holding out for every day.”

That Manziel’s still interested in making a comeback isn’t all that surprising. In May, stories floated around alleging that New York Giants star Odell Beckham missed his OTAs to train with Manziel. Beckham, however, appeared to dispel the rumor, cryptically noting on Twitter around that time, “If they don’t have a story these days they’ll make one.”

Manziel, meanwhile, did little to quash the claim. A longtime acquaintance of Beckham’s, he posted a photo of himself on Instagram hanging out with the wide receiver that day.

Who trained with whom in May, however, isn’t likely to matter when it to comes to Manziel possibly getting another shot in the NFL. Teams are more likely to simply look at his

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