It appeared as though the Browns may have elected to cut him on Wednesday, seeing is it’s the start of a new league year and all, but reports later came out that they were holding out for the possibility that someone had trade interest in him.
The Browns made it clear months ago that they were going to move on once the new league year was underway and they’ve reportedly shown some interest in trading for QB Colin Kaepernick.
Cleveland holds the No. 2 overall pick and will have their pick of this year’s quarterback prospects if they want to go that route instead.
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.