Raiders QB Derek Carr Praises Johnny Manziel And Says He Wants To Help Him, Manziel Responds
Johnny Manziel was selected 22nd overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 2014 NFL Draft. Derek Carr, a lesser known QB out of Fresno State, was selected 14 slots later by the Oakland Raiders. As of today, Derek Carr is a candidate for NFL MVP–having thrown for 3,492 yards, 24 touchdowns and just five interceptions while Manziel, on the other hand, is tailgate partying at MetLife stadium before the Giants game, like you and I would.
Carr, who seems like a widely respected, uber humble dude, recently told MMQB that he genuinely feels for Johnny Manziel.
“What’s crazy,” Carr said as we drove in the predawn toward Oakland, “is, you know, I spent a lot of time around him. He’s such a good dude. I obviously wish him the best, you know I hope that … hopefully one day he’ll reach out, [I’d] be able to talk to him and be a friend to him.”
Carr was then asked if he’d be willing to help Manziel get back on track, to which he replied.
“Absolutely, man,” Carr said. “Because he’s so talented, so I understand why he was drafted where he was. He could throw, could run, a dynamic athlete, dynamic player. Obviously he just had a little trouble. He’s still young though, so hopefully he’ll get another chance someday and he’ll be alright.”
Manziel then hopped on Twitter to thank the Raiders QB for his kind words.
I want Johnny Manziel to become Johnny Football again more than I need a savings account.