Cole mentions the Browns see no reason to act quickly to make a decision regarding Manziel. However, the expectation is still that they’ll eventually move on from him.
A source tells Cole that this situation will “run its proper course.”
New HC Hue Jackson still hasn’t spoken to Manziel, and is instead focused on determining who their new quarterback will be moving forward.
The Browns have the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft and there has already been plenty of talk that they could use the pick on a quarterback such as Jared Goff, Paxton Lynch and Carson Wentz.
Manziel, 23, is in the second year of his four-year, $8,247,250 rookie contract that included $6,702,625 guaranteed. He’ll make a base salary of $794,936 this season and another $1,169,872 in 2016.
This season, 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 has also ran for 230 yards. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 31 quarterback out of 36 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Manziel as the news is available.