Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller underwent successful shoulder surgery on Tuesday, but while he was under the knife, he got some well wishes from a friend, and one of the more polarizing players in the NFL right now, Johnny Manziel.
When asked by reporters about Miller on Tuesday, Manziel noted how sad he was for his friend, and wished him nothing but the best.
“First and foremost, it’s tough to see a friend like Braxton, I mean, it’s rough,” Manziel said, as Miller had season-ending shoulder surgery on Tuesday. “I don’t wish that for anybody. I don’t wish that for him especially. So hopefully everything in that situation works out for him. I hope he’s able to get a medical redshirt and be able to play, because first and foremost, I’m a fan of Braxton. I think he’s incredible for college football, I think he’s incredible for Ohio State and I think the state of Ohio.”
He then went on to talk a bit about what replacement J.T. Barrett will be facing.
“Ohio State is obviously a very big deal but, I mean, a (redshirt) freshman coming in and taking over for a program like that, I think he’s got a good situation with Coach Meyer being there and being able to put him in good situations to be successful. So I think more than anything he needs to depend on him, Coach Meyer, who’s been through it all.
“Their quarterbacks coach (Herman) is a very creative guy who’s a standup guy as well, so I would say lean on those guys, lean on the older players that have been there and they have a lot of playmakers, so you get the ball to those guys in space and they can really do a lot with it. So don’t try and do too much.
“I’d say rely on your coaches, rely on what they’re telling you and most of all, have fun and go out and play football like you did in high school and like you’ve been doing for your whole life.”