Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak did meet with troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel last month following his release from the Cleveland Browns, but signing the former Heisman Trophy winner is not in the Broncos’ plans according to what a Denver employee said to USA Today.
Manziel was released by Cleveland after two seasons with the Browns, during which he developed a reputation for hard partying despite being told by the coaching staff and front office to keep a low profile. Manziel showed some progress last season and even drew a few starts, but fell out of favor after he was caught partying on camera during Cleveland’s bye week and allegedly showed up to practice drunk and/or hung over towards the end of the season.
And in spite of the Broncos’ desperate need for a quarterback, what with Peyton Manning retiring and Brock Osweiler moving on to the Houston Texans in free agency, Denver’s front office wants no part of the Johnny Manziel media circus and rightfully so. There is a case currently pending against him in Dallas after he allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend, and he could also be looking at a suspension under the NFL’s domestic violence policy.
Simply put, he is not worth it and Denver seems it would rather roll with Mark Sanchez under center.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports