Johnny Manziel Tweets Support for Colin Kaepernick, Says He’s Tired of ‘Comparisons’

“His impact off the field from a societal standpoint is legendary and straight admirable.”

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Johnny Manziel is aware people have been contrasting the states of his and Colin Kaepernick‘s careers, and he’s damn tired of it.

Manziel’s career was marred then completely stalled by bad behavior, but in a tweet storm he unleashed Saturday one thing came through: Johnny Football knows what’s up.

Kaepernick taking a knee.

Manziel had the opportunity to do his thing for some scouts from the NFL earlier this week, and Kaepernick fans weren’t happy about it. Sportswriters like SI’s Jimmy Traina pointed out that neither QB was to blame for Manziel getting a chance with the NFL while ignoring Kaepernick. 

Johnny Manziel, for his part, apparently had enough of this conversation, and with his tweets made it clear: He’s on team Kaepernick.

It’d be easy to be cynical and conclude Manziel is putting on a good face, this is just part of a goodwill tour designed to get him back into the NFL’s good graces in a moral way.

These really read like the words of a guy really feeling a little bit of outrage on Kaepernick’s behalf, especially this: “The facts of the matter are the reason he’s not being signed are non football based.”

That’s actually a subtle call out to the National Football League, which isn’t the kind of thing a guy says when he’s just trying to look good. 

Kaepernick is a talented quarterback, better than Manziel. 

But this is pretty good evidence that Johnny Football, whatever his flaws and problems in the past, is a stand-up guy.

h/t SB Nation