The Dallas Cowboys have yet to make a significant move at backup quarterback, so could Johnny Manziel be a potential fit behind Dak Prescott?
Last season marked a dramatic and historic turning point for the Dallas Cowboys in terms of the quarterback position. With rookie Dak Prescott taking over for long-time veteran Tony Romo before training camp was even complete, the starting quarterback position ended up solving itself for now and into the future.
A lingering question remains, however.
Who exactly is Prescott’s backup for 2017 and perhaps beyond?
Is it time to discuss the idea of having former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel holding the clipboard as he tries to reboot his smoldering NFL career?
I would say yes.
Before you accuse me in the comments section of writing clickbait, just consider the pros while you likely already understand the cons.
Yes, Manziel was an absolute mess coming out of Texas A&M in 2014 and fared even worse with the Cleveland Browns over the course of a couple of lousy seasons with arguably the NFL’s worst franchise over the last 20 years.
Before we get into the pros of Manziel in Dallas, take a look at the ridiculous quarterback carousel in Cleveland since the Browns were brought back to life in 1999 as an expansion team – I’ve never seen a longer list of mediocrity in my life.
No, failing in Cleveland doesn’t fully disqualify Manziel.
On the contrary, the former All-American did plenty on his own to encourage the entire NFL to lose interest in anything this guy might bring to the football field. The combination of relentless partying, missing appointments and invitations, domestic disputes with significant others and a failure to maintain representation are all red flags, no doubt.
Having said that, if there was ever a time in which Manziel might have his priorities in order – or at least close to that – it might be right now.