Tom Brady wants speed training according Johnny Manziel, and the former Texas A&M quarterback says that Brady personally asked him.
It's a well known fact that the New England Patriots signal caller is not the most mobile of sportsmen, but it's his throwing skills that set him apart.
Manziel is more mobile than Brady and is the archetypal dual threat quarterback. If the two of hooked up off the field it would probably be really beneficial for both players to see how the other works.
In this situation you would expect that Brady would be the one giving advice, but according to Manziel, the Pats QB wanted some speed advice when they meet recently.
"He kind of gave me a little joke: If I teach him how to run like I can, he'll do anything in the world for me. So it was pretty funny hearing it from him," Manziel said.
As part of his preparations for the draft, the former Aggies QB is in San Diego training and preparing for what will be the biggest moment of his life so far.
Some say Manziel was college football's new Doug Flutie, but Manziel won't want to miss out on NFL greatness like Flutie did.
Manziel has hired a private coach in George Whitfield for his work down in San Diego, and Whitfield believes that Manziel's opportunity to meet Brady was very valuable.
"I didn't have anything to do with that connection. I know they got to touch base," Whitfield said. "I think Tom just basically passed on some encouraging words. Johnny, and rightfully so, is a fan, as we all are. Imagine a young baseball player getting a chance to talk to Derek Jeter. That's effectively what Johnny getting a chance to talk to Tom Brady would be like. I think it's smart when you're that young."
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