Johnny Manziel has finally acknowledged what we all know ... dude's got "issues" -- and says he's hoping to "take care" of them so he can play in the NFL in 2016.
After being dropped by his agent Drew Rosenhaus, Manziel issued a statement to USA Today Sports ... saying, "I’m hoping to take care of the issues in front of me right now so I can focus on what I have to do if I want to play in 2016."
He added, "I also continue to be thankful to those who really know me and support me."
Manziel's rep, Denise Michaels, also issued a statement saying, "So many people only have one image of Jonathan but, believe it or not, he takes all this very seriously."
"He’s hoping that he can clear up his personal issues, start interviewing agents and see what he needs to do if he wants to play this year."