Former college football legend Johnny Manziel is shooting to become a PGA Tour golfer. The QB, who’s 28, is giving himself a 12 year window to make golf’s big league.
Manziel, the 2012 Heisman winner, last played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns in the 2015 season.
The 28 year old former Texas A&M star recently appeared on a podcast hosted by ex NFL baller Chris Long. Manziel told the former Super Bowl champ he’s shooting to make the PGA Tour by the time he’s 40.
12 years and @JManziel2 will be on the @PGATOUR. Book it.
Hey @DKSportsbook can we get early odds on Johnny taking home the green jacket? pic.twitter.com/5Tvw1hjknC
— hydrated king chris long (@JOEL9ONE) February 20, 2021
“I’m giving myself 12 years to try to play professional golf. I’m gonna grind this out and see how good I can get and see if I can’t enter in some tournaments, and see if I can’t try and go play professional golf eventually,” said Manziel, a great athlete who was drafted by the MLB’s San Diego Padres and NFL’s Cleveland Browns in the same year (2014).
“I think it is a very uphill battle, but that’s what I’m setting for my goals. I have 12 years to try and make a PGA Tour event.”
In this slo-mo swing, Johnny Football shows off a pretty sweet swing at Chatham Hills in Indiana.