Report: Manziel tells people he has interest from Cowboys, Rams, Chiefs
Johnny Manziel already appears to be eyeing his next destination.
The polarizing young quarterback, who will reportedly be released by the Cleveland Browns in early March, has told people that the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Rams, and Kansas City Chiefs each have interest in his services, according to Ed Werder of ESPN.
Whether those three teams actually entertain the idea of bringing him aboard, however, may be an entirely different story.
Werder reports that the Chiefs have no interest in Manziel. With Alex Smith under center for the foreseeable future, there simply isn't a need at the position.
The Cowboys and Rams could be logical fits, and both teams were intrigued by the former Texas A&M star in the past, but it's unclear whether that remains the case after his repeated off-field issues.
Manziel, who spent part of last offseason in rehab, was demoted this season after multiple images of him drinking alcohol surfaced on the internet. The Browns reportedly took particular exception to the fact that he lied to the organization in the process.
The team released an ominous statement Tuesday on the heels of his latest incident - an alleged altercation with a woman who said she was his ex-girlfriend - seemingly conceding it was only a matter of time before Manziel would indeed be released.
While teams will often take chances on young players with character concerns, Manziel's also struggled to live up to his on-field potential since joining the Browns as a first-round pick in 2014.
He appeared in 14 regular-season games over his first two years in the league, starting in eight, and recording 1,675 passing yards, seven touchdowns, and seven interceptions.