Johnny Manziel Drawing Real NFL Interest

After a Josh Gordon update on Wednesday morning, it’s only fitting that we get some Johnny Manziel news. The former Browns quarterback has re-hired agent Erik Burkhardt and is drawing “real interest” from teams at the Draft Combine, according to Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL.com (Twitter links). Johnny Manziel

[RELATED: Josh Gordon Applies For Reinstatement]

Last month, there was word that Manziel worked out for the Saskatchewan Rough Riders of the CFL, though the team strongly denied the report. A CFL stop would make sense for Manziel given his off-the-field issues and overall rust, but it sounds like some teams might be willing to kick the tires on the former A&M star.

Apparently, Manziel has made “serious commitments” to Burkhardt, which led to the two reuniting. As you may recall, Manziel went through multiple agents within a two month span last year. Power agent Drew Rosenhaus cut ties with Manziel when he was unable to get his substance issues under control.

In January, Manziel declared that he is sober and focusing on his comeback. Furthermore, he is reportedly willing to subject himself to drug testing to prove to a team that he is serious. Of course, if any team signs him, the league will force Manziel to take frequent drug tests anyway.

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30 comments on “Johnny Manziel Drawing Real NFL Interest

  1. crazysull

    Jets? 49ers? Cardinals? Browns? Saints? Bills? All possible fits for him in my opinion

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    • GoTribe429

      The Browns MAY look at Gordon, but “once bitten, twice shy” applies to Manziel.

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      • Gogerty

        How would Manziel be any different than Gordon? How many times has Gordon been suspended for drug use?

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        • Nick Smith

          Exactly Josh Gordon has gotten suspended way more times than Manziel and has been nothing but trouble for years. Hell last time he went for reinstatement he failed his drug test… So I am not sure I would get my hopes up on him. Not sure it is fair to say Manziel is no good, he had his moments and was on the Browns the worst franchise in the NFL. Put him on a decent team and let him back up somebody for a while who knows. I’ve seen some shitty QBs last a long time in this league as backups.. Take the McCown brothers for example. They are both GARBAGE, but they have been in the league for 10yrs!

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          • metsmosloyal23

            As annoying as Johny has been off field I don’t think it’s fair to say he’s been bad. You put Dak Prescott on that Browns team you see same results IMO no QB for Browns is able to be analyzed that deeply

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    • Jesse Crawford

      No team is going look at him as a starter are you crazy. More of a low risk project with upside. Actually better off behind a proven starter like Russel Wilson

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      • metsmosloyal23

        That actually might be a great fit lol. Could learn a ton from Russell too

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      • Jesse Crawford

        He is just looking to get a job / chance in the league he has no prayer of starting

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  2. Billy

    That’s a good agent pump up fake news i would never want him on my team ..i would take ej manuel before him atleast ej works hard at sucking

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  3. bigjonliljon

    Why? Nothing but trouble waiting to happen and not really a talented player for the NFL anyway. Snore snore

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  4. ruckus727

    He’s garbage anyway. That’s what I don’t get. Not only is he douche bag and a headache off the field, but the guy is not an NFL QB. He’s garbage. And you want a guy like that leading your franchise? Get outta here. Anyone who signs him will do so for competition for a backup role in camp at best. His days as a starting days are long gone. They shoulda never been there in the first place.

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  5. WhenWillRangersWinWS

    I just don’t get it. The guy was told to fly straight. He could not do it!
    He was even threatened by his agent. “Stay clean or I drop you!”
    He could not even do that.
    Now just because he says “Oh I have figured it out.” I want to comeback. You can even test me!!
    Hey Johnny! You are not wanted. You blew it! You could not control yourself. You spit in everyone’s face. Take your shit elsewhere. In absolute joke you could not make it in Cleveland. You could have been the Hero!! They have been searching for a QB since the days of Kosar!
    You are done. So are we! Join us on the couch as we watch the others play!

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  6. jgiun1@yahoo.com

    I think he’s more wothless than Tim Tebow and by a mile.

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  7. ATL_ranger

    The dude had absolutely no line to protect him in Cleveland and no weapons to get the ball to, he was effectively doing it alone. Like most other QBs in Cleveland have done who have also conveniently done poorly there. Not to mention that he only had one season to prove himself and no QB is good in their first season. Not saying he’s a quality starter at all, but give him a line and some weapons and I think he could make a serviceable backup and maybe even low-end starter.
    Obviously his off the field problems were too big back then but do none of y’all believe in the ability to overcome problems and come back stronger than before? None of y’all believe in second chances? Smh

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    • Oh so the lack of an offensive line and weapons lead him to the drugs? Yeah, that makes sense. Sure, give him another chance.

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    • This would be his 3rd time. To much of an unproven diva. College is just that. Pros make you or break ya. And all that money broke him. Im good on him. He’ll do the same thing. Then get caught again. Must need money for his next party phase. Just saying. I was a die hard manziel fan. But even i know when to let go. A bust is a bust no matter if theyd played 1 game or 100 games. Needs to take up fishing or something manziel cause you cant handle the money bro.

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  8. CloughDaddy

    I think ol’ Johnny football deserves a second chance. I’m not saying he’ll be an instant starter, but I saying he can make his way up to that position, it will take a long time to do, but to start off, I think they should have faith in letting him come back. I think he can handle himself this time and I think he will be better. I think he could fit for the Browns, jets, Rams, backup for the Cowboys , and plenty of other places. Overall, I think he deserves a second chance.

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  9. tommyLA

    Houston.. it’s low risk with potential high returns. I don’t see another season of Brock being successful for them.

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  10. joemoedee

    I sincerely hope for him that he can fly the straight and narrow.

    I can’t imagine what it’s like for a kid, and let’s remember he’s a kid, to have so much attention placed on him at such a young age. Sure, there are guys that can make it through it unscathed, but plenty of them end up with issues.

    He does have talent, and let’s not forget he’s still quite young. (Seems odd considering it seems like we’ve been talking about him forever)

    He’s just 24 years old. If he can land with a team with stability and structure that will help him control those inner demons, there’s no telling what he could be capable of.

    Physically, he’s a very close match to Russell Wilson. If he’s head stays right, he could be very similar to him statistically. (Hell, Manziel at this point is the same age as Russell when he came into the league)

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  11. Manzel does NOT deserve yet another chance. Moron “money” boy never had it for the NFL.

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