Dec 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) reacts to a fourth-quarter interception against the Duke Blue Devils in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Johnny Manziel will Eat and Meet with Vikings


The Vikings will continue their evaluation of quarterbacks entering the 2014 NFL Draft on Thursday night, as they are going to have dinner with Johnny Manziel, according to

Manziel with dine with head coach Mike Zimmer, offensive coordinator Norv Turner and general manager Rick Speilman tonight, and then meet with him again tomorrow.

Manziel held his pro day on the Texas A&M campus today, and all indications are that he performed fairly well. Manziel’s workout was unique in that he actually wore pads while throwing for team officials and media, which  legendary personnel man Gil Brandt said he had never seen before.

Mike Zimmer has previously stated that his biggest concern with Manziel would be what type of leader he would be, and Zimmer will likely try to answer his questions in the team’s meetings with Manziel. Zimmer spent a lot of time talking to Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin at the pro day, according to’s Chase Goodbread, meaning Zimmer was probably trying to glean some answers about Manziel from his former coach.

Come May 8, we may find out if Zimmer liked what he heard

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  • Chris Schroeder

    Please draft this guy. He’s a total game changer. Period!! All of the crap that was said about him u have to expect from any college play. Bottom line is he loves football, loves to win and can change a game in a matter of seconds. This dude shouldn’t have a single problem in the vikings system. Good line, great receivers and if we draft him he will be able to do what tarkenton wasn’t able to do. WIN A SUPER BOWL BABY!!! Note then one to

  • Chris

    I am so tired of a long line of boring QBs in Minnesota, can honestly say I havent been excited about a Viking QB since Tommy Kramer and he was only a little exciting lol. Fran of course is the MAN, but for a change please make the move and draft this kid it cant POSSIBLY be any worse then what we have had to deal with since 1979, with the exception of 09 and Brett. This team needs fire and Manziel will bring it.