Drew Rosenhaus: “Teams Are Interested” In Johnny Manziel

TUESDAY, 2:27pm: There are teams interested in Manziel, but that interest comes with a caveat, says Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (all Twitter links). As Rapoport explains, clubs will want to see what the NFL decides on potential discipline for Manziel, and the league’s investigation is in a holding pattern while a grand jury considers the case. It may be months before the NFL is able to make any decisions.

Of course, any interested team will certainly also want to see Manziel seriously commit to making better life decisions off the field.

MONDAY, 9:59pm: Can Johnny Manziel find an NFL home sometime soon? Well, at least one person thinks he can. Manziel’s new agent, Drew Rosenhaus, says that there is interest in Manziel this offseason, despite his recent off-the-field problems. Johnny Manziel

I’m not talking much about him publicly,” Rosenhaus said Monday, according to Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Star-Telegram. “Much of his life and career is public so from the business side we are trying to keep that behind the scenes. Yes, there are teams interested in him.”

At this stage, it’s hard to tell whether Rosenhaus’ comments are rooted in truth or are simply the bluster of an aggressive agent. For starters, Manziel is being investigated over a Jan. 30 altercation with ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley. Crowley alleges that Manziel assaulted her and ruptured her eardrum. The Texas A&M product has also had issues with alcohol and has declined re-entry into rehab multiple times.

The 23-year-old made eight starts and played in 15 total games for Cleveland, completing 57% of his passes (147 of 258) for 1,675 yards, seven touchdowns, and seven interceptions. His overall passer rating was 74.4.

Time will tell, but we have a hard time imagining that teams are clamoring to sign Manziel at this point. If he is able to get his personal troubles in check, however, there could certainly be renewed interest in the former first-round pick.

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17 comments on “Drew Rosenhaus: “Teams Are Interested” In Johnny Manziel

  1. For real

    I am wondering what team would be dumb enough to take on that task….

    • Dallas

      • Steve

        No. The “old fools” son Stephen is keeping a tight reign on pop’s.

  2. Sam Robinson

    Likely bluster. He’s been a perfect storm of a bust. Even with the quarterback market the way it is, Manziel at this point hasn’t shown anything to warrant a commitment from a team.

  3. Clark

    If he can’t commit to getting himself clean then how can a team commit to him? They can’t

  4. TJECK109

    He’s the bizarro Tim Tebow

  5. Bobby Sweet

    Well, he’s lying, we know that.

  6. Kamika

    Rosenhaus is full of crap !

  7. Ayy-Aron

    I’m not saying I condone what Johnny Football has done to date… However, I am rooting for him to prove all the neigh sayers wrong (comments above)

  8. qb15lombardi

    rosenhaus : welcome Johnny idiot ! You got the money, I got the time.

  9. Kevin

    Everyone makes mistakes. We all have.
    Some of us grow up faster than others.
    He does have talent.
    Do I like him!! Not really.
    But Dallas has a way of making young punks grow up and be responsible.
    The list is long.
    But look at Michael Irvin.
    He made his share of mistakes.
    And grew into a great team player.

    • LouisianaPhan

      Like they did with Greg Hardy, right? Or Pacman Jones? Dez Bryant sure seems like a team player, yelling at his coaches and QB’s on the sidelines too…

      • justinkm19

        Dez cares more about his team than any player or coach on that sideline. His yelling stems from passion, not unlike Mr. Irvin’s. Take that away from a player and he’s got nothing.

        • Steve

          Dez and Irving had/have talent. Manzeil is a talentless loser. If he tries to make a career by scrambling he will end up a cripple like RGIII will be and he doesn’t have the skill set to be a pocket passer.

          • justinkm19

            Talentless? The man won the Heisman. He is an alcoholic, but talentless, no. He has lots of talent but is undersized and can’t stay away from parties/bars/clubs. He just hasn’t grown up. Maybe he will and maybe he won’t….like many addicts.

  10. Steve

    Any team interested in MAnziel would be better served to just flush 10 million $’s down the toilet and forget this foolish idea. It would be less painful. This ass is a 3 time loser.

  11. RalphKramdem

    They’re breaking down the door.

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