Untold: Johnny Football

Documentary Film

UNTOLD: JOHNNY FOOTBALL is a documentary film about Johnny Manziel, the phenom quarterback who garnered just as many headlines off the field as on. Directed by Ryan Duffy, the film premiered August 8 as part of Volume 3 of the critically acclaimed Netflix documentary series UNTOLD, which was nominated for 2024 Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Documentary Series.

In 2012, the brightest star in all of sports was an undersized freshman quarterback at unheralded Texas A&M, whose fervor on the field was rivaled only by his hard-partying ways off it. Dubbed “Johnny Football,” the magnetic football player captured the nation’s attention and initially relished his alter ego: "I wanted to be Johnny Football. Johnny Football never had a bad time,” Manziel says. But as the money rolled in, the scrutiny heightened, and Manziel rejected his newfound fame and suddenly lost his way. With astonishing candor, Manziel — along with his family, coaches, his former best friend, and his agent — details what happened behind the scenes as scandals piled up in the glare of paparazzi flashbulbs. He fumbled his shot at NFL success after the Cleveland Browns picked him in the first round of the NFL draft in 2014, but Manziel went on to search for something even greater: inner peace and happiness with a quieter life that he reveals here.

The UNTOLD series is produced by Propagate, led by executive producers Howard OwensBen Silverman, and Isabel San Vargas, alongside original UNTOLD filmmakers Chapman Way and Maclain Way, and Five All in the Fifth's Douglas Banker.

Watch the series trailer below!

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