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Manziel will throw on his own schedule, not at A&M Pro Day

Johnny Manziel

Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel throws during football practice, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in College Station, Texas. The NCAA has started an investigation as to whether Manziel received payment for signing hundreds of autographs on photos and sports memorabilia in January. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)


Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel wants to throw for NFL talent evaluators when he’s ready to put his best foot forward, and that will not be at the Aggies’ Pro Day workout.

Manziel has decided to throw for scouts at a workout he has scheduled for March 27, instead of Texas A&M’s Pro Day on March 5, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Although Manziel hasn’t said whether he will throw at the NFL Scouting Combine, the decision not to throw at his Pro Day suggests that he wants to wait before he shows off his throwing mechanics to the NFL. Manziel is working with quarterback guru George Whitfield, and he apparently wants to take some extra time to make sure he’s fully prepared.

Ultimately, the tape of the throws Manziel has already made in live game action will matter more than the throws he can make in shorts and a T-shirt in the controlled confines of an NFL workout. But those workout throws will matter, too, and Manziel wants to make those throws on his own schedule.