Saquon Barkley has a new training partner as he prepares for the NFL Draft: Johnny Manziel.
Barkley posted a photo and video of himself on his Instagram working out with the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Monday night. Manziel has not played in the NFL since 2015, but he has recently stated he’s trying to make a comeback to the professional football.
Barkley is fresh off a phenomenal performance at the NFL combine, where he recorded a 41-inch vertical jump and 4.4-second 40-yard dash. Barkley is reportedly “firmly in the mix” to go No. 1 overall in April’s draft to the Cleveland Browns — Manziel’s old team.
Here is Barkley’s photo with Johnny Football:
Saquon Barkley and Johnny Manziel work out together
One of the most-talked about NFL players of the last five years, Manziel had a tumultuous ending to his time with the Browns. Manziel went through tryouts with a Canadian Football League team last year, but he was not signed to a deal. He announced his comeback — “whether it’s north or south of the border” — on Jan. 19, 2018.
Through the good the bad. The ups and the downs I won’t stop until I get back. Whether that’s North or South of the border I promise you the #ComebackSZN is happening. https://t.co/rJa86X04Yl pic.twitter.com/ARQIogCG1S
— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) January 19, 2018