Report: Broncos Kicking the Tires on Johnny Manziel, Apparently Tired of Winning Super Bowls
So I guess Von Miller was right. According to “sources connected with the team,” Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak has spoken with free agent quarterback Johnny Manziel about his potential fit with the defending Super Bowl champions.
It’s unclear how that conversation went. But the sources said that, if the Broncos were to sign Manziel, it wouldn’t come until after his legal issues are resolved and the NFL has handed down it’s punishment. There would also be a bunch of stipulations, including mandatory counselling and perhaps even another stint in rehab.
Manziel, of course, is still waiting to find out if he’ll be charged in the domestic violence incident involving his former girlfriend, Colleen Crowley. He is alleged to have threatened Crowley and hit her so hard that it ruptured her eardrum. Dallas police handed the case to a grand jury back in February, they were unable to reach a decision. So now they’re waiting on a new grand jury.
The Broncos, who lost Peyton Manning to retirement and Brock Osweiler to free agency, are in pretty desperate need of QB depth. They’ve already picked up Mark Sanchez and announced that they will definitely draft a signal caller in the upcoming draft. But apparently they’re investigating all options.
Interestingly, there are a few factors that might make the Broncos a good fit for a reformed and rededicated Johnny Manziel. He and Gary Kubiak share a connection in that both were quarterbacks at Texas A&M. And of course, Manziel’s supporter and former A&M teammate Von Miller is Denver’s franchise player. If Johnny proves himself worthy of another chance, the Broncos would actually make sense.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]