Johnny Manziel has made his decision, which has been speculated for months, about whether or not he will enter into the 2014 NFL draft.
And, as expected, he chose to go pro.
The Texas A&M quarterback announced Wednesday that he will not enter into his junior year of NCAA eligibility and will, instead, enter the 2014 NFL draft.
Manziel has certainly had a prolific career, even becoming the first freshman in college football history to win the Heisman Trophy in 2012.
“After long discussions with my family, friends, teammates, and coaches, I have decided to make myself available for the 2014 NFL draft,” Manziel said. “The decision was not an easy one, but we all felt this was the right time to make the next step toward a professional career. My experiences here and the support of this school, coach [Kevin] Sumlin, chancellor [John] Sharp, my teammates, my classmates and Aggie football fans everywhere will be something that I carry with me for the rest of my life. I’ll always be an Aggie,” Manziel stated.
Manziel also wrote a farewell letter to Texas A&M fans, which was posted on TexAgs.com.
Manziel threw for 4,114 yards–a school record–and 37 touchdowns. He rushed for 759 yards and nine touchdowns. Manziel broke Cam Newton’s record for having the two best total-yardage seasons in SEC history posting a 5,116 yard season, followed by 4,873 this season. He will finish his college career just 11 yards shy of becoming the first sophomore in college football history to earn 10,000 career yards, totaling 9,989 yards with 93 touchdowns.
Manziel has chosen Select Sports Group to represent him in the draft and be his contract agency.
It’s quite possible that Manziel could become a Minnesota Viking for the 2014, as the Vikings desperately need a quarterback and have the eighth overall pick in the draft.
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