The former Cleveland Browns quarterback was steeped in controversy during his time in the NFL from 2014-2015, causing him to get dropped from the aforementioned team while also not getting drafted by any other. Now, he's getting another shot at the NFL since scouts are looking his way. But many are crying foul since Kaepernick, who opted out of his 49ers contract after kneeling during the U.S. Anthem and protesting for black lives, isn't being granted the same opportunity. (Even though he still has the moves, many think he's being blackballed from the league.)
Now, it seems Manziel has had enough of the comparisons and went to Twitter to express his disdain for them.
"This will probably cause an uproar, but I’m tired of the @Kaepernick7 vs myself comparisons and anger," read the first of his series of tweets. "Kap 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."
Manziel also went on to say that he knows the real reason Kaep isn't in the league has nothing to do with football.
"The facts of the matter are the reason he’s not being signed are non football based. The guy took a team to the Super Bowl and continuously wreaked havoc on the NFC West and the league. Maybe he had a bad year two years ago but he’s not a bad player and that’s a fact" read his tweet. "His impact off the field from a societal standpoint is legendary and straight admirable," read another.
But while he admires Kaep, he knows that he can only speak for himself.
"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," he wrote. "All I can speak for is myself and trying to turn my life around from the depths it was in."
And if it doesn't work out, there's always the chance of the XFL.