At 24 years old, Manziel should be a well-established three-year veteran of the NFL who’s trying to determine whether or not he’s found a long-term home with the Browns. Since nobody else over the last two decades has been able to do this, it’s no major crime that this possibility never happened. I just can’t blame anybody for not wanting to lose games while wearing the horrid combination of orange and brown.
The central question concerning Manziel right now is who exactly he is at the present time. Following the last year on the calendar, it’s possible that Johnny Football has looked in the mirror, and probably at his bank account, and realized that the jig is up. The world of pro football is not interested in an irresponsible kid with less-than-desirable height and arm strength who can’t fullfill commitments.
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So, what’s the strategy moving forward?
According to TMZ Sports, Manziel has been trying to get back into football shape in preparation for an NFL comeback, of sorts. I would describe this as trying to start his NFL career following three years of disastrous results in Ohio and elsewhere.
Obviously, it takes more than a few workouts with one of the top wide receivers in the NFL to regain anybody’s confidence, right? It’s not like Odell Beckham, Jr. has the most upstanding reputation in the league either, but it does say something.
Another factor here is the fact that Manziel is a Texas boy from the city of Tyler and it’s a valid argument that suiting up for the Dallas Cowboys would be a completely different experience than what he’s had before. I’ll also add that there’s been previous interest in Manziel going all the way up to the top of the Dallas front office.
Was it the right call for the Cowboys to pass on the Manziel circus tent during the 2014 NFL Draft?
But that was then – and this is now.
If not Manziel, then who would you prefer backing up Prescott in 2017 and possibly thereafter?
Robert Griffin III?
Okay, maybe if I had to decide between Manziel and Kaepernick it would be a toss up.