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NFL Teams Reportedly Interested In QB Johnny Manziel

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media confirms that free agent QB Johnny Manziel does have interest from NFL teams.

  • However, they would prefer to wait for the NFL’s disciplinary process to play out before considering anything, which Rapoport believes  is an issue for Manziel.
  • As of now, Rapoport says that a review of Manziel’s conduct is in a “holding pattern” while his case is sent to the grand jury.
  • Manziel’s former girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, hasn’t spoken to the NFL yet and likely won’t until the grand jury reached a decision, which could be months, according to Rapoport.

Manziel recently hired Drew Rosenhaus as his new agent, and Rosenhaus wasted no time heading to the owners meeting trying to drum up some interest in the former first-round pick. Rosenhaus told WSVN-7 there that Manziel interest by NFL teams in his client, per Armando Salguero.

As of now, no teams have been mentioned as potential landing spots for Manziel, but you could probably guess which teams are in need of a backup quarterback.

It’s worth mentioning that signing Manziel to a contract wouldn’t factor into a team’s 2017 compensatory picks.

Manziel, 23, was in the second year of his four-year, $8,247,250 rookie contract that included $6,702,625 guaranteed when the Browns cut him loose at the start of the 2016 league year.

Manziel wound up clearing waivers and is now an unrestricted free agent.

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 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 and a new opportunity as the news is available.