While in Orlando, FL for the Home Depot College Football Awards show, Johnny Manziel hinted towards his possible decision following the conclusion of this season.
Manziel believes that he is ready to take the step to the NFL. He told reporters, “In my mind, I think I am.”
During the 2013 season, Manziel showed improvement in the pocket, as well as with his decision making. He not only feels like his mental game is prepared, but that his physical game is as well.
“I feel like I’m playing, for the most part, at a really high level of football. I’m putting the ball where I want it to be and I’m throwing it with a lot of velocity,” Manziel stated.
Despite his confidence, he still hasn’t made a decision on whether he’ll return to A&M, or head off to the rich pastures of the NFL. Over “the next couple of weeks,” Manziel will weigh his options with quarterback coach George Whitfield Jr. and Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin.
“You don’t want to go and be unprepared for the National Football League and leave two years on the table. It all comes down to making the best decision for you. Whether you’re ready. Whether teams are quarterback-needy. You look at all your factors.”
If A&M’s Chick-fil-A Bowl game against Duke is his last game, Manziel hopes that he’s done his part to help build the Aggies’ program.
“If this was to be the end of it, I want to be one of the best to ever play at A&M,” Manziel said. “Hopefully, I did my part to try and help build the program and take it to another level.”
Texas A&M and Duke will kick off from Atlanta on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Mark your college football calendars, because there’s a good change it will be the last time you ever see Manziel playing college football.