Update: There is also a Vine video of Manziel firing a laser to a receiver with a blindfold on. Check it out:
Earlier: It's Johnny Football's world, and the rest of us are just living in it. Manziel, who never ceases to amaze, has been working hard on his game this offseason.
No, not just his golf game; football too.
Manziel has gained about 10 pounds this offseason in an attempt to get stronger, but his training regimen is now causing a stir for another reason: he has been throwing passes blind-folded. Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram wrote a fantastic piece describing some of the unorthodox drills that Manziel's trainer, George Whitfield Jr. (former trainer of Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, Andrew Luck, and several other prominent names), has been putting him through -- throwing blindfolded has to be the most unique of all of them.
The blindfold drill is designed to help Manziel focus on his balance and body control while throwing -- after all, his attention should only be on himself considering he can't see his receivers. However, Manziel still managed to be ridiculously effective completing passes, connecting on 27 of 29 attempts while reporters were watching (his receivers clap three times to give him an idea of where they are at).
It will be interesting to see how all of Manziel's offseason training pays off, as Texas A&M fully expects to be in the championship hunt in 2013. With him now able to complete passes with his eyes close, we're all just waiting to see what Johnny Football will do next.