The Cleveland Browns appear to be ready to move on from quarterback Johnny Manziel, who the Browns demoted to third string after he lied to the front office about a video that emerged of him partying with alcohol during their bye week.
While the Browns may want to go in a different direction, ESPN's Adam Schefter said on the Dan Patrick Show that four teams have shown interest in acquiring Manziel.
.@AdamSchefter says Rams, 'Boys, 49ers have looked hard at Manziel at some point. And Chip Kelly. "Somebody's gonna roll the dice on him."— Andrew Perloff (@andrewperloff) December 3, 2015
The Eagles were rumored to be discussing a trade to acquire Manziel this offseason, while Cowboys owner Jerry Jones nearly drafted him. San Francisco is looking for a long-term quarterback solution after benching starter Colin Kaepernick earlier in the season.
Manziel has shown promise this year, completing 59.4 percent of his passes for 933 yards, five touchdowns, and two interceptions with 90 rushing yards in three starts his year. The Browns named him the starter for the rest of the season following his 372-yard performance against the Steelers in Week 10, but was quickly demoted after the latest in a string of off-field incidents from his short NFL career.
Manziel was often seen partying during his rookie season and was involved in a "massive brawl" outside his apartment complex. He then spent 10 weeks in rehab for alchool abuse this offseason, but found himself back in the headlines after getting in a roadside domestice distrubance with his girlfirend in October, during which Manziel admitted to drinking beforehand.
Cleveland will start Austin Davis at quarterback on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals with Manziel serving as the backup, though head coach Mike Pettine won't close the door on Manziel starting another game this year. Regular starter Josh McCown is out for the rest of the season with a broken collarbone.Back to the NFL Newsfeed