Johnny Manziel is finally avoiding the limelight, purportedly to get his life together and take another shot at the NFL. For the most part, people haven't been talking about him, aside from the occasional cracks made when a quarterback gets hurt in the league, opening up a job opportunity. The former Cleveland Browns quarterback did find himself back in the headlines on Thursday, however, as a video emerged of the quarterback hanging out with a rapper while partaking in some sort of substance.

Manziel on tape

First, there's what Manziel is doing in the video.

Over the length of a singular Snapchat video, the former Browns quarterback appears to inhale and exhale a remarkable amount of smoke. By all appearances, it looks as if he might be vaping, which is far from illegal. For someone with a history of questionable decision making, however, it is sure to raise plenty of eyebrows.

He's rocking out and having a good time, but his party pal is an interesting choice as well: rapper Post Malone. His father actually worked for the Dallas Cowboys once upon a time, a fascinating tidbit considering the one-time mutual interest between Manziel and the Cowboys ownership group.

With an album coming entitled "Beerbongs and Bentleys" (and the first one being called "Stoney"), it's possible that Post Malone is not the greatest influence on the former Cleveland quarterback.

Manziel's NFL future

There's no reason this video should affect any comeback attempt by Manziel - it doesn't show him doing anything illegal, after all.

He's been waiting for a call for almost two years now, however, since Cleveland released him in March 2016. The best way for him to get a chance two years in the making is to lay low and focus on his craft.

It's possible that his return to football could take place north of the border; the Hamilton Tiger-Cats own his rights in the Canadian Football League.

While it's clearly a step down from the NFL, playing in Canada could give Manziel an opportunity to readjust to the rhythms of being a professional athlete while avoiding the heavy scrutiny he faced in Cleveland.

Quarterbacks in the NFL are dropping like flies this season. On Thursday alone, both Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson were ruled out for the remainder of the season. If Manziel plays his cards right, he can avoid having his NFL career go up in smoke before it starts again.