Quarterback Johnny Manziel was compared to Colin Kaepernick and responded in the best possible way
Quarterback Johnny Manziel (Photo: Shutterstock)

In a Saturday Twitter rant, free-agent quarterback Johnny Manziel revealed that he was sick and tired of people comparing him to Colin Kaepernick, but not necessarily for the reason people thought.


"This will probably cause an uproar, but I’m tired of the @Kaepernick7 vs myself comparisons and anger," he began. "Kap [sic] is doing amazing things right now changing lives and donating millions of dollars. His impact off the field from a societal standpoint is legendary and straight admirable. Standing up for people who often don’t get heard and for a race that continually deals with problem after problem in this country for CENTURIES. This world we live in is absolutely crazy and I believe what he’s doing has an amazing impact."

He went on to explain that the reason Kaepernick isn't being signed has nothing to do with his abilities, but are about "non football based" issues.

"The guy took a team to the Super Bowl and continuously wreaked havoc on the NFC West and the league," he continued. "Maybe he had a bad year two years ago but he’s not a bad player and that’s a fact. In my opinion the guy still has a lot in the tank but it’s not my place to say what he wants to do with his career. All I can speak for is myself and trying to turn my life around from the depths it was in. God bless and have a great Saturday. I rock with you @Kaepernick7 you’ve always been good to me and I appreciate that. All the best in your journey my friend wherever that takes you"

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