It’s pretty clear that former first-round quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Johnny Manziel won’t be with the teams that drafted them for much longer. Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson has already stated that they wanted to distance themselves from Manziel and Kirk Cousins started all 17 games ahead of Griffin with the Redskins during 2015.
One location that both of these quarterbacks have been rumored to land is back in their home state with the Dallas Cowboys. Legendary Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman talked with Sports Illustrated and said that he believes one of them will be the backup in 2016.
It probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise that Aikman believes this since the Cowboys contemplated selecting Manziel in the 2013 NFL Draft and possibly trading for Griffin last offseason.
“I think the real concern (with Romo) is this has been an outstanding offensive line the last two years in protecting him,” Aikman told NFL Network’s NFL HQ on Wednesday. “He has not taken a lot of hits and this year he broke it twice and he wasn’t hit very much, so he has missed some time. As a guy who continues to get older, I certainly know as a quarterback that it’s harder to come back. It’s harder to play week in and week out as you get older. So what they do this year, the backup position, I think is going to be really, really important.”
Both of these quarterbacks have had inauspicious beginnings to their careers in the NFL, but they could both do well for the Cowboys sitting behind Romo, who has been rather injury-prone the last few seasons.
What do you think, Cowboy fans? Should Jerry Jones bring in either of the Heisman Trophy winners to help them out?
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