December 17, 2019
Former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel was recently granted a trademark for the word “COMEBACKSZN” by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The trademark grant specifies everything that Manziel can put the word on, such as shirts, pants, hats, and hoodies. The free-agent quarterback also holds trademark rights to his nickname “Johnny Football”.
Manziel’s attorney wrote in a tweet: “I’ve always loved Johnny Manziel’s mission with 'COMEBACKSZN'. He said it is for anyone who has been hurt, down & out. Staring the adversity dead in the face, admitting their wrongs & pressing forward with a vengeance. Honored to have helped with registering the trademark.”
Manziel has used the phrase frequently throughout his football career, and was using it during his most recent comeback attempt with the Memphis Express in the Alliance of American Football league. However, the league ceased operations in April.
Authors: Scott Kerr and Matt McDonald