Article by Daniel Rapaport at SI.com. So here’s the question–where was Johnny in support of Kaepernick before these recent stories about how unfair it is that he is getting interest by teams when Kap isn’t? It seems that it is the comparisons–which are really not substantive since Johnny has done nothing in the NFL in comparison to Kap–that have really riled up Johnny Football.
Johnny Manziel is tired of the comparisons between himself and Colin Kaepernick.
Manziel, the former first-round pick who flamed out of the NFL amid off-field problems with substance abuse, recently threw in front of 13 teams at the University of San Diego’s pro day as he attempts a comeback to the league. The teams’ presence on social media prompted some to wonder why Manziel is getting attention while Colin Kaepernick, who has had much more success in the NFL, remains unsigned despite throwing 16 touchdowns and just 4 interceptions in 2016.
“This will probably cause an uprorar, but I’m tired of the [Kaepernick] vs myself comparisons and anger,” Manziel, 25, wrote on Twitter. “Kap is doing amazing things right now changing lives and donating millions of dollars. His impact off the field from a societal standpoint is legendary and straight admirable.”
Read the rest at SI.com.