Manziel will be eligible to enter the NFL draft after his next season. He said he'll make that decision with family and his Texas A&M coaches when the time is right.
Manning, who is routinely asked for advice by top college players’ fathers, given his own experience with Peyton and Eli, said his only advice would be that if a quarterback in the SEC is not a lock as a top-10 pick, he should consider how an extra year in the conference might help.
‘‘Another year in the Southeastern Conference is very beneficial to a quarterback. The defensive people you’re playing against the defensive things you’re seeing, if you stay healthy it’s pretty beneficial as far as making that transition into pro football.’’