On Thursday, free agent QB Johnny Manziel worked out at the University of San Diego’s Pro Day for NFL teams.
According to Adam Schefter, there were several teams in attendance to see Manziel, who attempted 38 passes in light rain. He had two misses, but people who were in attendance for the session told Schefter that Manziel had a “strong day” overall.
Eric Williams says the Bears, Browns, Chargers, Giants, Chiefs, Jets, Patriots, Raiders, Titans, Lions, Jaguars, Panthers and Buccaneers all had scouts in attendance Thursday.
Manziel is expected to take part in The Spring League this summer if he doesn’t sign with an NFL team before then.
Last we heard regarding Manziel, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reported that he “is in touch with multiple NFL head coaches” in an attempt to revive his NFL career.
“There have been conversations,” Garafolo said Wednesday. “… People around him believe it’s a very real possibility that he could return to the NFL, whether before or after his appearance in the Spring League.”
According to Garafolo, “teams have been informed that Manziel will take zero dollars guaranteed, minimum salary, if need be.”
Earlier this offseason, Manziel nearly had an agreement in place with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL, but his self-imposed deadline passed without an agreement in place.
Manziel, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Browns back in 2014. He was in the second year of his four-year, $8,247,250 rookie contract when the Browns cut him loose at the start of the 2016 league year.
Manziel received a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on recreational drug and wound up sitting out the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
In 2015, Manziel appeared in nine games and thrown for 1,500 yards while completing 57.8 percent of his passes to go along with seven touchdowns and five interceptions. Manziel also ran for 230 yards. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 31 quarterback out of 36 qualifying players that year.
We’ll have more regarding Manziel as the news is available.