It is no secret that former Texas A&M and Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel wants to play in the NFL again. The troubled signal-caller showed that he meant business by rehiring an agent earlier in the offseason and, on the field, Manziel still boasts a great deal of talent at the position.
Of course, there is plenty of consternation as to whether the maligned quarterback would actually have any interest to teams around the league. However, Eric Galko of Sporting News brings word that two teams could have a real inkling toward evaluating Manziel’s prospects.
“I believe in the Johnny Manziel return hype. Two teams I’d watch out for as possible training camp destinations: Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints.”
It has to be noted that this is not a definitive report but both situations make some degree of sense. For starters, both organizations have long-term fixtures at the top of the quarterback depth chart, with Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers firmly cemented. Manziel almost certainly needs a (very) stable situation in which to rehabilitate both his image and on-field reputation and both of these teams could provide that without too much fanfare.
Until someone actually signs Manziel, we are left to only speculate but maybe it’s isn’t that crazy to think Johnny Football could be in the NFL soon.