After the Cleveland Browns released QB Johnny Manziel last year, I made a point of not covering any further “gossip” related to the quarterback’s personal life. He needed to be disassociated with the Browns, and that’s what happened. Besides a few articles related to his salary cap charge after being cut, the only time we talked about Manziel was when someone was quoted as talking about his playing time in Cleveland (i.e. Ray Farmer here, and a friend of Manziel’s here).
One thing I thing I still take interest in with Manziel is a potential comeback attempt to the NFL, and on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network noted that the New Orleans Saints have shown some interest in him:
Sources: #Saints coach Sean Payton & Johnny Manziel were spotted together Super Bowl week, at breakfast. They discussed a return to football— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 23, 2017
FA QB Johnny Manziel has kept a low-profile as he trains for a return. #Saints coach Sean Payton appears to have taken an interest in him.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 23, 2017
The #Saints still need a backup QB. Payton could make the most of Manziel’s talent. Drew Brees would be a perfect mentor. A lot makes sense.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 23, 2017
The news has already brought on some controversy, especially when fans look at what Manziel did vs. what Colin Kaepernick did, and the fact that teams seemingly don’t want to touch Kaepernick.