Johnny Football is making a comeback on the small screen.
Manziel, the former college football star, will be featured in the upcoming season of Netflix’s Untold series, where he will open up about his journey to fame.
The first trailer for the season has been released, revealing that the four-part event will also focus on other aspects such as YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul, steroids in professional sports, and the Florida Gators football team led by Tim Tebow.
Manziel’s story in the trailer provides shocking details about his career, starting from his days playing for Texas A&M University.
He candidly admits to thinking that he played better the more he partied and reminisces about being a 19-year-old with a significant amount of money.
The trailer also mentions a wild escapade that may have cost him around $5 million.
Despite experiencing immense success, including winning the Heisman Trophy as the first freshman ever, Manziel acknowledges feeling empty inside when he attained everything he desired. The trailer hints at his reputation for partying overshadowing his on-field performance.
It notes that everything changed for him after winning the Heisman Trophy and includes a mention of his arrest in 2012 on three misdemeanor charges.
Manziel’s NFL career did not meet the high expectations set during his college days and ultimately ended on a sour note when he was released by the Cleveland Browns following assault allegations made by an ex-girlfriend.
Since then, he has played for various football teams, including CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Montreal Alouettes, AAF’s Memphis Express in 2019, and FCF’s Zappers in 2021.