Latest On Broncos, Johnny Manziel

The Broncos have spoken with Johnny Manziel about his potential fit with the team, according to ESPN’s Jeff Legwold (Twitter link). However, the Broncos have no plans to sign Johnny Manziel and signing him has not been discussed, according to Mike Klis of 9NEWS (on Twitter). Even though head coach Gary Kubiak reached out to Manziel’s camp about a month ago, Ian Rapoport of (via Twitter) also hears that team has no intention of signing him. "<strong

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Kubiak and Manziel are both former Texas A&M quarterbacks and have a relationship stemming from that commonality, Klis notes (on Twitter). The Broncos head coach reached out to Manziel sometime after his release from the Browns, but it doesn’t sound like there were substantive conversations after that point.

The Broncos, of course, are searching for a quarterback after Peyton Manning announced his retirement and Brock Osweiler signed with the Texans on a four-year, $72MM deal. In March, Denver acquired Mark Sanchez from the Eagles, though he could be relegated to No. 2 on the depth chart if the team finds a better alternative at QB. The Broncos have discussed acquiring Colin Kaepernick from the 49ers, but Kaepernick is not interested in taking the kind of pay cut that Denver is pushing.

Earlier this year, Manziel was dropped by both the team that drafted him and his agent. In March, the controversial signal caller signed on with polarizing agent Drew Rosenhaus. Days later, Rosenhaus claimed that there were teams interested in his new client. That assertion was (understandably) met with some eye rolls from around football, but it appears that the defending champs at least kicked the tires on the former first-round pick.

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.

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  1. Sam Robinson

    They’re treading in borderline Tebow territory with this possible interest. Even throwing out his off-the-field mania, Manziel has too far to go to be even moderately viable for a team like the Broncos.

    • dorfmac

      Except Tebow experienced more success on the field than Manziel and is a high character person.

      It still amazes me, given some of the QBs who still have jobs in this league, that Tebow can’t latch on somewhere as a backup or 3rd string QB.

    • lyle

      people still hold out some hope johnny will grow up. maybe this deal with his gf will put all that behind him. maybe he will finally start to listen to people giving him good advice. maybe he will get his act together…maybe maybe maybe. but kubiak is an aggie and so is denver mvp von miller. if the broncos can win with a broken down old timer at qb maybe they can win with manziel? i doubt it happens; elway will probably not go there. but you never know. arguably johnny would be better than kaepernick. but it is surprising that anyone still holds out hope for the kid. there’s too many maybes and not enough positives. at this point, there’s still a slight chance johnny could salvage his career. but a few months from now the writing will definitely be on the wall. one way or the other. this is it for manziel.

  2. Rich Flair

    Clevelands losing franchise is responsible for Manzeils downward spiral. I’m pretty sure he was doing as much partying in college where he was winning, the Browns mismanaged Johnny. Every qb in his draft class up to Derek Carr started for there respective teams, why didn’t Cleveland just start Johnny from day 1 and let him learn through expierence, there’s no way Cleaveland honestly expected that they were gonna make it to the playoffs with McCown or Brian Hoyer, I think more of The Browns management should have been fired behind The Manzeil Expirement.

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