Texas A&M Star Johnny Manziel Sign With LeBron James Sports Agency. Houston Texans Get 2014 NFL #1 Draft Pick
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Johnny Manziel confirmed Monday that he has signed with LRMR and Maverick Carter, the longtime friend and associate of LeBron James, to handle some of the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner’s off-field projects.
Manziel also said Erik Burkhardt will be his agent and Bradley Beckworth and Jeffrey Angelovich are overseeing his business-related matters.
The relationship with LRMR and Carter has been developing for some time. James said last week that he texted Manziel regularly throughout the quarterback’s final season at Texas A&M. And when Manziel was deciding who to align with, Beckworth said the model that James followed was one that was most appealing.
Beckworth said after reviewing management models, the Manziel team was “most impressed by one uniquely established for the NBA’s LeBron James.”
“At the end of the day, he’s an unbelievable competitor,” James said. “And we love what he brings to the table as far as being a football player and as far as being a young man that’s trying to strive for greatness. So we’re just happy to be a friend of his and be able to help him, LeBron James said”
The Houston Texans just capped off the worst season of their existence, have hit the reset button with new head coach Bill O’Brien and now might be in line for more big changes.
According to ESPN, Texans owner Bob McNair said the Texans are open to trading the first overall draft pick. “Maybe we’ll trade down and still get a quarterback that can do the job and get an outstanding defensive player,” McNair said Friday. “It’s an exciting time. Everything’s a moving target. Lot of different pieces.”
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