Raiders' Derek Carr trying to help a friend Johnny Manziel out Derek Carr’s draft classmate Johnny Manziel is currently out of the NFL and Carr recently had a conversation with him, the interaction was described as the two friends connecting by Oakland Raiders quarterback.

Over the weekend, Carr spoke to MMQB.com and said that he wanted to reach out to the concerned Manziel and Manziel tweeted Carr that he would take him up on the offer.

On Wednesday, Carr said:

“It’s been good; he obviously took good to it.
He reached out, and I reached back out to him. Anything I can do to help him. I think he’s extremely talented. People get drafted in the first round for a reason. He can run, throw. He’s very a creative, dynamic player. Obviously, he just got in a little trouble and we’ll see.”

With the Raiders, Carr has thrived and evolved into an NFL MVP candidate, but in March, Manziel was cut by the Browns, getting a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy and that is still under review of the league’s domestic violence policy, which could lead to a six-game suspension.

While talking about his renewed relationship with Manziel, Carr said:
“I don’t know where it’s going to go. There’s no plan or anything like that. That’s just me being me. I’m just trying to help a friend out to be honest.”

When asked, what advice he’d already imparted on Manziel, Carr replied:
“I’d leave that between us. I wouldn’t put anybody else’s business out there either. I just keep it between us. Anything I can do to help, I’m here for him.”

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