Johnny Manziel wants the New Orleans Saints to win Super Bowl LIV
Former collegiate standout quarterback Johnny Manziel is cheering for the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl LIV.
During an “ask me anything” interview with Bleacher Report, Johnny Manziel revealed that he wants the New Orleans Saints to win Super Bowl LIV. Why? Well, that’s not entirely known.
Out of the NFL since 2016, Manziel was one of the most hyped players of this generation. The Texas A&M quarterback was the 22nd pick in the 2014 NFL Draft after an incredible season with the Aggies. He was the second QB taken after Blake Bortles.
Manziel was drafted by the Browns, who tried to rid themselves of their flaws at quarterback. He played 15 games with the Browns, 6 as a starter. With a 2-4 record, Manziel, in those games, totaled just seven touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Overall, Manziel’s NFL career really didn’t pan out the way many expected. However, the uber-popular QB still has thrived off the field. While many things can be documented about Manziel, what cannot be is why he’s rooting for New Orleans.
The only real ties Manziel has with the Saints is that back in 2017 head coach Sean Payton reportedly took an interest in him. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport initially reported the coach’s interest in him.
Does that give someone enough reason to root for a team? Well, when the team is the New Orleans Saints, why not? The Saints are already one of the best teams in the NFL. They finished last season 13-3 and were the top team in the NFC.
They missed out on the championship game by one pass interference call. While that ultimately changed how the NFL is allowing teams to challenge penalties, it wasn’t enough for the Saints who, like any other NFL team, will be gunning for Super Bowl LIV.
All that to say, like Manziel, we also want the New Orleans Saints to reign supreme in 2019.