Johnny Manziel is no stranger to cameras, but is a post-football acting career in the cards?
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Look out, Hollywood. Johnny Manziel might have a future in acting.
The Cleveland Browns quarterback filmed his first car commercial late last month for a Northeast Ohio Nissan dealership and the finished product recently debuted on local television airwaves.
Filmed at a Cleveland area high school, the shoot had Johnny Football spending hours throwing passes to a silver Nissan Altima. The completed spot features Manziel pegging the driver of the Altima from 25 yards away.
The endorsement for Collection Auto Group is the first from Manziel’s deal with LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s marketing firm LRMR. The deal was arranged by Carter, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.
"We’re really excited," Moreno told Cleveland.com. "To have Johnny be able to do his first commercial in Cleveland with us, with our company, he’s a really, really nice guy and he’s doing a great job. He really cares about doing things well, and I think that if that translates it into his other job. I think he brings a credibility. We couldn’t ask for a bigger endorser than that…
"He has a lot of charisma. He’s a naturally nice guy. He cares deeply. Despite some of the fringy things you see out there, I think in his heart he’s a really good person, the kind of person that just wants to win and bring a championship to Cleveland, there’s no question in my mind about that."
Check out the commercial for yourself:
Cabot also noted that Manziel will do additional marketing deals for Carter during his time off and will also spend time back home in Texas before returning to Cleveland for the start of training camp July 26.