Johnny Manziel Wants A-List Actor To Play Him In Biopic

By Jason Hall

November 13, 2023

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Former Heisman Trophy winner and Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel said he wants actor Miles Teller to play him in a biopic.

"We've met a couple times in L.A. and stuff. It's been talked about before. So, we'll go Miles Teller. It's safe to say," Manziel said in a question and answer video with the Broadcast Boys.

Manziel's legendary run at Texas A&M and short-lived NFL career were recently chronicled in the Netflix documentary 'Untold: Johnny Football.' The 30-year-old was college football's most polarizing player during time with the Aggies, becoming the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, as well as being a consensus All-American and winning the Davey O'Brien and Manning awards and the Associated Press, Sporting News and SEC Offensive Player of the Year awards, while leading A&M to an 11-2 (6-2 SEC) overall record -- which included an upset of eventual national champion Alabama -- in 2012.

Manziel was selected by the Browns at No. 22 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, but was limited to just eight starts in 14 appearances during his two-year NFL career, which coincided with numerous controversies and legal issues.

The Texas native has since played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2018) and Montreal Alouettes (2018) of the Canadian Football League; the Memphis Express of the defunct Alliance of American Football; and the FCF Zappers (2021-present) of the Fan Controlled Football League, having won the league's People's Champion award in 2022.

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