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Rosenhaus: Teams are interested in Johnny Manziel

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Quarterback Johnny Manziel has a new agent. The next question is whether he will have a new team.

I’m not talking much about him publicly,” Rosenhaus said Monday, via Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Much of his life and career is public so from the business side we are trying to keep that behind the scenes. Yes, there are teams interested in him.”

Rosenhaus declined to address the pending criminal investigation involving Manziel, arising from a January incident between the player and his ex-girlfriend in Dallas.

Long linked to Manziel, the Cowboys reportedly aren’t interested in him until he gets his life back in order. After 10 weeks of rehab in 2015, some close to Manziel believe he needs another stint in rehab.

A first-round pick of the Browns in 2014, Manziel was cut last week after two seasons and a variety of distractions and off-field incidents.

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  1. thetooloftools says: Mar 21, 2016 6:36 PM

    I can’t wait till these talking sports heads in Cleveland have to talk about him when he’s on another team. THEY won’t want to, but the fans will demand it.

  2. vikingsnorth says: Mar 21, 2016 6:36 PM

    The CFL is shaking it’s head NO.

  3. metrocritical says: Mar 21, 2016 6:37 PM

    True or not true, the Rosenhaus statement was the most predictable first statement he could have possibly released. Also, one could be interested in porcupines but that wouldn’t mean a porcupine would be welcome in their home.

  4. cribbage12 says: Mar 21, 2016 6:37 PM

    Who even trusts this clown anymore? This is a match made it heaven but it’s going nowhere fast.

  5. bucs108 says: Mar 21, 2016 6:37 PM

    Tampa Bay Storm, Orlando Predators, Philadelphia Soul…

  6. wildbillesq says: Mar 21, 2016 6:40 PM

    Clean up Johnny, then come back. You can do it.

  7. nouhoh64 says: Mar 21, 2016 6:40 PM


  8. jag1959 says: Mar 21, 2016 6:40 PM

    You can always tell when Rosenhaus is lying, because his lips are moving

  9. paleandpasty says: Mar 21, 2016 6:40 PM

    Yes teams are interested in seeing what happens to him like you want to see the car accident you are driving by. That is some classic agent double speak

  10. kennylc2015 says: Mar 21, 2016 6:41 PM

    Yes, Drew, you are his agent. Your job is to manufacture interest in him. I guess this comment means some other team will say “oh, shoot… there are teams interested. We better make an offer now.”

    I’m not mad at you. You’re an agent and that’s what a good agent does. You sure not going to say “no one is interested right now.”

    Good luck with this one.

  11. wildcatjoe says: Mar 21, 2016 6:41 PM

    I’m sure a lot of CFL teams are interested.

  12. hahalolrofl says: Mar 21, 2016 6:41 PM

    Nobody is interested in Big John Football.

  13. ketelwon says: Mar 21, 2016 6:42 PM

    The snake oil salesman peddling more fiction. Manoel won’t play in 2016. Believe it.

  14. chc4 says: Mar 21, 2016 6:42 PM

    Spoken like a true agent which means he is probably lying. Just like a politician. Hear what they say and assume the opposite.

  15. r502 says: Mar 21, 2016 6:44 PM

    Say what you want about Rosenhaus. Dude will trot out the spin until someone gives Johnny 8 Ball a shot to make a roster. The man will rep the dregs of the league, and look like a genius if he gets a deal, and get no flak if the client flames out and fails. Say what you will, but the man is worth the money he gets from reputation reclaim projects like Manziel.

  16. weepingjebus says: Mar 21, 2016 6:44 PM

    The Cowboys should go for it; his collar bones must be hard as steel after pumping those money phones all day.

  17. pafinfan72 says: Mar 21, 2016 6:45 PM

    Next Question……

  18. fordmandalay says: Mar 21, 2016 6:46 PM

    And would Rosenhaus lie?

  19. kcchefs58 says: Mar 21, 2016 6:47 PM

    Much of the hatred spewed in his direction since the draft by fans comes from jealousy that they didn’t have the talent to play pro ball.

    Manziel has the right to ruin his career if he wants. Get off of his case. You aren’t fighting a cause by wishing for his demise.

  20. firstdownbrowns says: Mar 21, 2016 6:48 PM

    put on your boots. try not to step in it.

  21. ninjapleazee says: Mar 21, 2016 6:48 PM

    So interested that’s why none of them claimed him.

  22. amaf21 says: Mar 21, 2016 6:48 PM

    Well he did trick the Bills into drafting mcgahee in the first round…

  23. xnflplaya says: Mar 21, 2016 6:49 PM

    This kid obviously hasn’t figure out life or business. The string of bad decisions continues. Why or how could you think hiring Rosenhaus was a good decision??? This is guy is full of bad advice and the majority of front offices do not like to deal with him. Nice job Johnny or shall i say Can’t Get Right!!!!

  24. r8danation says: Mar 21, 2016 6:49 PM

    Beer Pong Teams?

  25. philyeagles5 says: Mar 21, 2016 6:50 PM

    thetooloftools says:
    Mar 21, 2016 6:36 PM

    I can’t wait till these talking sports heads in Cleveland have to talk about him when he’s on another team. THEY won’t want to, but the fans will demand it.
    Johnny is a drunk loser. the fans don’t care.

  26. contra74 says: Mar 21, 2016 6:51 PM

    Packers on line 1,2, and 4.

    Lacy is on line 3 ordering pizzas.

  27. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 21, 2016 6:52 PM

    “Bad, poorly managed teams that make bad decisions are interested in Johnny Manziel”

    There, fixed his statement for you.

  28. 12brichandfamous says: Mar 21, 2016 6:58 PM

    No one is interested in Johnny right now to join team for OTAs.

    My bet is the interest consists of:

    1. Asking what is happening with his legal situation.
    2. Finding out his plans (rehab) to address his non-professional behavior.
    3. Finding out if will take the veteran minimum.
    4. Is he working out and will he be fit to be an early season acquisition to replace an injured player.

    Sum it up: no NFL job for a while. but, teams are “interested.”

  29. hawkforlife says: Mar 21, 2016 6:59 PM

    What’s 3% of nothing?

  30. joesanit says: Mar 21, 2016 7:06 PM

    Drew must be in concussion protocol

  31. naes says: Mar 21, 2016 7:06 PM

    Beer league softball teams are interested.

  32. steelerfan63 says: Mar 21, 2016 7:06 PM

    Drew must be pissed at the long distance phone charges to Canada.LOL

  33. drakost says: Mar 21, 2016 7:07 PM

    NFL teams??

  34. senatorblutarsky says: Mar 21, 2016 7:12 PM

    Rosenhaus: Teams are interested in Johnny Manziel

    I see Rosenhaus is still old school, lying like hell in an effort to create a market for a player that he represents that no one wants.

  35. celticsforever says: Mar 21, 2016 7:13 PM

    Porcupines. Classic!!!!

  36. uknepatsfan says: Mar 21, 2016 7:14 PM

    Is NFL Europe still going, then?

  37. Centered00 says: Mar 21, 2016 7:14 PM

    Yes they ARE interested. In hiring a new janitor.

  38. jimbo75025 says: Mar 21, 2016 7:15 PM

    London Silly Nannies on line one.

  39. shaggytoodle says: Mar 21, 2016 7:16 PM

    Possibly but due to legal issues, they won’t allow him to play on the Lingerie Football league.

  40. getyourownname says: Mar 21, 2016 7:16 PM

    So much for changing your strategy. Although I can’t think of another one that would work any better. Drew must have decided he can only look like a hero because no one expects anything so there is no “fail” possible.

  41. purplekoolaid1 says: Mar 21, 2016 7:18 PM

    This guy gets paid to essentially sell ice to Eskimos. Of course he is going to say there is interest. Move along, nothing to see here.

  42. texansdude says: Mar 21, 2016 7:19 PM

    Why doesn’t he have Johnny lift weights in his driveway to show everyone he’s keeping fit?

  43. cakesw says: Mar 21, 2016 7:20 PM

    Agents should be tested for CTE

  44. FoozieGrooler says: Mar 21, 2016 7:22 PM

    I remember, years ago when Rosenhaus was telling anybody who would listen that there were “lots of top teams” interested in T.O. – right before he accepted a 1-year lowball offer from Buffalo.

  45. tindeaux says: Mar 21, 2016 7:23 PM

    Rosenhaus: Teams are interested in Johnny Manziel’S OFF-THE-FIELD ISSUE.

    Rosenhaus wasn’t done yet…

  46. eglsfan says: Mar 21, 2016 7:24 PM

    Next question

  47. firedup1 says: Mar 21, 2016 7:27 PM

    The World Football League.

  48. alfredogarciashead says: Mar 21, 2016 7:32 PM

    More lipstick from Rosenhaus.

  49. pastanow says: Mar 21, 2016 7:34 PM

    He’s in the running for jock strap holder, towel boy and janitor.

  50. fwippel says: Mar 21, 2016 7:40 PM

    Rosenbaum is the new Baghdad Bob.

  51. tebowtrollblowzsmokeuphisazz says: Mar 21, 2016 7:42 PM

    Yeah a pop warner team.

  52. tattooit says: Mar 21, 2016 7:44 PM

    I’m rooting for him to get sober.

  53. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 21, 2016 7:45 PM

    No they’re not. If they’re interested, it’s in the same way that people who watch TMZ are interested.
    No more than that, I guarantee.
    Let’s forget that he’s a human tire fire, he’s just not a very good quarterback.
    Nobody will deal with the headaches for his level of ability. Which, in NFL terms is very low.

  54. geefan1 says: Mar 21, 2016 7:45 PM

    I’m sure they’re all lining up for a shot at the little feller.

  55. hermitagemtnman says: Mar 21, 2016 7:52 PM

    go johnny go

  56. vikesr4reel says: Mar 21, 2016 7:54 PM

    Come to the patriots
    Perfect fit with Hernandez!!

  57. vpettijohnjr says: Mar 21, 2016 7:56 PM


    And the sun rose in the west this morning.

  58. carnegiemellonisafruitstand says: Mar 21, 2016 8:00 PM

    Teams of lawyers.

  59. TheWizard says: Mar 21, 2016 8:01 PM

    If you’re rejected by the Browns for ineptitude, you’re probably done.

  60. belicheathater says: Mar 21, 2016 8:06 PM

    Mr. Rosenhaus, State Prison on Line 1.

  61. goodellsux says: Mar 21, 2016 8:07 PM

    Johnny Douche Bag. Go get help, go to the CFL, Arena League. Take note of the stardom of Ryan Leaf…

  62. nhpats says: Mar 21, 2016 8:14 PM

    The Cowboys could be interested for Johhny to donate a clavicle for transplant into Romo. Not a bad deal either….Johhny only needs one to lift a drink.

  63. footballfan441 says: Mar 21, 2016 8:17 PM

    If Rosenhaus pulls this off we should all bow down and worship him because he must be God! Until Johnny fixes himself he will be nothing but a cancer to any team.

  64. mikebel11 says: Mar 21, 2016 8:18 PM

    Adam Sandler could use a backup. Those prison guards play dirty.

  65. edwicy says: Mar 21, 2016 8:24 PM

    He didn’t necessary say teams in the NFL

  66. lscottman3 says: Mar 21, 2016 8:33 PM

    I’ll know he is serious when he has Johnny doing sit-ups in the driveway and he is shouting
    Next Question!

  67. camdenyard says: Mar 21, 2016 8:35 PM

    Sure, sure teams are interested. Some flag football teams in Ft. Worth I hear.

  68. jvw1982 says: Mar 21, 2016 8:48 PM

    I mean what is he suppose to say? My client is toxic and no one wants him? Sometimes its ok to lie for your clients sake…..Johnny will play again, may not be this yr sbut once he gets rid of the charge in Texas and doesn’t have to serve any time, some one will bring him to camp next yr…..he’s better than Tebow and he keeps getting chances, and Tebow can’t throw….

  69. brianh992 says: Mar 21, 2016 9:01 PM

    California Redwoods

  70. rcali says: Mar 21, 2016 9:01 PM

    Why do I think he might end up with the Browns? What happens if they plug it into their analytics machine and the calculations say they should have him back?

  71. dohczeppelin says: Mar 21, 2016 9:12 PM

    What team is so desperate for a QB that they would even consider him? Not only is he a reality-tv-esque disaster off the field, he’s pretty useless when he’s on it too.

    Look, another “mobile QB” who can’t read the field and sucks at throwing. Yes, he’s in his early 20s so he can run around and pick up a first here and there. Big deal.

    Who cares if a QB is “mobile” if they’re garbage at doing the actual job they’re supposed to do, which is lead the team and pass the effin’ football? The Browns of all teams cut him because he’s incapable of running an NFL offense. Let this guy fade already into the long running joke that he’s destined to be.

  72. johny248 says: Mar 21, 2016 9:15 PM

    I’m probably in the minority here, but I would like to see Manziel get this act together and get another chance in the NFL. He is exciting to watch, and I’m sure in the right sitaution he could become a serviceable quarterback.

  73. loadsabot says: Mar 21, 2016 9:21 PM

    Ah, the “Mean Machine” from The Longest Yard.

  74. guitarfreak21 says: Mar 21, 2016 9:22 PM

    Define interest and name the teams

  75. ihavenoeyedeer says: Mar 21, 2016 9:25 PM

    Just to be clear, Rosenhaus never mentions it’s a football team. It could be rehab team for all we know. lol

  76. ravenmadnky says: Mar 21, 2016 9:28 PM

    The Iowa Barnstormers!

  77. jjfootball says: Mar 21, 2016 9:32 PM

    Toronto Argonauts

  78. abninf says: Mar 21, 2016 9:43 PM

    All he has to do is check the block and spend a few weeks in rehab for PR purposes and then Dallas would sign him.

  79. sportsguy707 says: Mar 21, 2016 9:44 PM

    ahahahahahaha …… Good one! He shoulda waited another 11 days for April Fools Day.

  80. stew48 says: Mar 21, 2016 9:56 PM

    A sober Manziel, tho unlikely, is an excellent NFL prospect. This is from a man, me, that sat in the stands watching a freshman quarterback in his first game, and turned to his host and told him the qb would be an NFL star. That qb was a guy named Jim Kelly. So, I have had more success than any of you before you were born, probably. Any opinon about Manziel, including mine, is worthless and of zero value today.

  81. grandstandrice says: Mar 21, 2016 9:57 PM

    “Much of his life and career is public so from the business side we are trying to keep that behind the scenes. ”

    It’s already public so we’re keeping it secret. If it wasn’t Rosenhaus I’d suspect it was double talk.

  82. cgsuddeath says: Mar 21, 2016 9:59 PM

    Yeah a pigs fly.

  83. brenenostler says: Mar 21, 2016 9:59 PM

    Did Rosenhaus specify whether he was talking about the CFL or AFL?

  84. cross300 says: Mar 21, 2016 10:16 PM

    No ones interested. Remember that Drew use to have one of his employees call his cellphone during the draft so it looked like people were interested in his client when the camera was on. What a fraud.

  85. ajd4 says: Mar 21, 2016 10:20 PM

    Reporter: Hey Drew, any updates on teams showing interest in Johnny at this time?

    Rosenhaus: Next question.

  86. officialgame says: Mar 21, 2016 10:34 PM

    When will Drew have him doing push ups in his driveway.

  87. jsrdc says: Mar 21, 2016 10:36 PM

    Yeah, sure teams are interested in Manziel

    The team of Lerner, Rowe, Smith and Associates, and many other teams of attorneys are VERY interested in Manziel. And Johnny Foolsball would be wise to schedule a free consult. He is going to need good representation with his battery charges.

    This chump Manziel (and Rosenhaus is a chump too) needs to take a year off from football and get his life in order as much as he can. Grow up. Learn to be a better human being first, and then focus on football later.

    He had bust written all over him from day one, and Cleveland ignored the warnings. The rest of the league has blacklisted him, and for very good reason.

  88. tebowtrollblowzsmokeuphisazz says: Mar 21, 2016 10:43 PM

    Yeah and give Johnny boy a couple kegs for a signing bonus.

  89. tebowedoutofthepostseasonandnevertooreturn says: Mar 21, 2016 10:50 PM

    Sure teams are interested. The Giants and Skins are interested in him signing with Dallas. The Chiefs and Raiders are interested in him signing with Denver. The Seahawks and 49ers are interested in him signing with the Rams.

  90. sbdt says: Mar 21, 2016 10:55 PM

    Last I heard ESPN wasn’t a “team”

  91. skeptic2 says: Mar 21, 2016 11:15 PM

    The Browns are very interested but trying to keep that quiet. They have been energetically gathering information, trying to find people who knew Johnny well. They want a competition between him and RGIII.

  92. inallsincerity says: Mar 21, 2016 11:35 PM

    But not Ray Rice???

  93. mweekes22 says: Mar 21, 2016 11:35 PM

    Like a fly is interested in a piece of doo doo

  94. shlort says: Mar 21, 2016 11:35 PM

    Like teams were scrambling to trade for Kaepernick? There was a real bidding war for his services. I think that maybe agents lie a little?

  95. TheBrownsareClowns says: Mar 21, 2016 11:38 PM

    Lmao the Browns are going cut Johnny but sign clubhouse cancer RG3 LMAO. Thats why they arr the Browns.

    Johnny can play. You are trying to tell me Case Keenum is better than Johnnny, we all know Mccown and Hoyer arent. Blaine Gabbert and Kaepernick are better than Johnny? No. Sam Bradford is better than Johnny? No. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith are better than Johnny? No. Ryan Mallett is better than Johnny? No Ryan Tannehill is better than Johnny? No. Kirk Cousins? No. Hell Johnny is better than half of the clowns starting

  96. realdealsteel says: Mar 21, 2016 11:40 PM

    Nobody wants that sick little boy. Rosenhaus is usual.

  97. bert1913 says: Mar 22, 2016 12:33 AM

    entitled kids expect to have things handed to them

  98. bullpuppy552 says: Mar 22, 2016 12:48 AM

    So do we now call him Johnny Bieber or Johnny Kardashian?

  99. couchbasher says: Mar 22, 2016 12:51 AM

    Hahahahahahhshahahhahahaha. You’re funny drew. Hahahahahahahahahahahhahahs

  100. bensstinkyfingers says: Mar 22, 2016 12:55 AM

    I’m calling Shenanigans Drew, if there was real interest from any teams he wouldn’t have cleared waivers. Good try though, the only team you and your little client will sign with is the lollipop guild in the next remake of the wizard of OZ. Johnny is done in the NFL.

  101. theninerlover says: Mar 22, 2016 1:14 AM

    He’d be an interesting prospect for the Arena Football League….probably a back-up in the CFL if he can learn to behave himself.

  102. dougy1970 says: Mar 22, 2016 1:58 AM

    Putting aside his enormous off-the-field issues, Manziel is not going to make an NFL roster. He needs to be in a system that is tailored to his very specific skill set. He can’t tailor his game to fit in another system.

  103. nyneal says: Mar 22, 2016 3:12 AM

    Yes, teams are interested in Manziel. Of course they are. It’s because all this crap about how much the NFL cares about character in their players is a bunch of bull****.
    We all know it and all the whitewashing the NFL tries to do can’t cover it up.
    It’s been a fact forever that in the NFL, if you can play well, they’ll find a spot for you no matter what kind of character issues you have.
    If someone tried to list all the active NFL players who have been arrested for serious crimes, you couldn’t print it here. Because PFT would delete it for the content being too long, not to mention too sensitive for their liking.
    The good news is, no matter where Johnny Busto ends up, he will wash out anyway. Because he’s a no talent loser who can’t stay away from booze and drugs.

  104. mclovin07 says: Mar 22, 2016 3:15 AM

    I wouldn’t take this guy over anyone. Way too immature and fairly obvious addiction problem. Problem is, the Browns knew this BEFORE the draft and still took him.

  105. bullcharger says: Mar 22, 2016 4:10 AM

    Maybe the London Silly Nannies

  106. shoesfinest says: Mar 22, 2016 6:18 AM

    The Texas Penal League would like to announce Johnny Manziel has been introduced as prisoner #186423 QB of your Texas Outlaws. Go away Johnny. Your 10 minutes was up 3 years ago. Time for you to ride off into obscurity as you and Ryan Leaf share notes.

  107. RexCanCoach says: Mar 22, 2016 6:22 AM

    With a prison stint likely in his future the only team Jhonny will be playing for is Mean Machine.

  108. John Harbaugh Is A Sad, Whiney Middle Aged Woman says: Mar 22, 2016 6:47 AM

    Teams are looking for a water boy I guess? LOL!!!

  109. bigbluefan1 says: Mar 22, 2016 7:36 AM

    The only thing John football can do is hope to get a deal with red solo cups

  110. otis52gsh says: Mar 22, 2016 7:43 AM

    He must mean prison teams right?

  111. laffers says: Mar 22, 2016 7:55 AM

    As always,Rosenhaus is full of “Doo-Doo”

  112. thegonz13 says: Mar 22, 2016 8:20 AM

    @TheBrownsareClowns, most the so-called “clowns” you just listed have are things in common and two things that Johnny doesn’t: they can keep their noses clean -literally and figuratively- and they are willing to work.

    Are all these guys you just named “elite QB’s”? No, but they will outwork Johnny Boy.

  113. stinkymcmulligan says: Mar 22, 2016 8:31 AM

    What Rosenhaus meant to say was: “Teams are interested in STAYING AWAY from Johnny Manziel”

  114. jimmysee says: Mar 22, 2016 8:50 AM

    Drew “Pinoccio” Rosenhaus’ nose is growing longer and longer.

  115. steve11blog says: Mar 22, 2016 9:27 AM

    miami dolphins
    why not????????????????

  116. aquineas1 says: Mar 22, 2016 9:35 AM

    Came here to enjoy the Rodenhaus bashing; I haven’t been disappointed.

  117. mogogo1 says: Mar 22, 2016 9:51 AM

    “Johnny can play. You are trying to tell me Case Keenum is better than Johnnny, we all know Mccown and Hoyer arent. Blaine Gabbert and Kaepernick are better than Johnny…”


    Check back in once any of the guys you listed have been to Vegas while the season was still underway wearing a fake beard. I’ll consider moving them behind Johnny at that time.

  118. bubba703 says: Mar 22, 2016 11:31 AM

    I’m sure Rosenhaus is telling the truth, just not all of it. I’m sure there are teams that are interested in Johnny Trainwreck. They’re probably not NFL teams. But if there are NFL teams that have expressed interest, it would be like Jerry Jones who said only if he cleaned up his personal life. Easier said than done.

  119. concretejimmy52 says: Mar 22, 2016 12:59 PM

    Browns play in the AFCN and the Ravens didn’t see loser Johnny once.

  120. dman6015 says: Mar 22, 2016 2:24 PM

    Hey, it’s only March 22nd, not April 1st. I want to see who these “interested” mystery teams are. Any team would be crazy to sign him. They’d do better calling up Tebow.

  121. tformation says: Mar 23, 2016 5:33 PM

    Interested? Sure. IF he’ll take a minimum salary (with performance escalators), I’d be fine with him signing with my Bears. For the minimum salary, why not?

    I doubt Rosenhaus would be happy with the minimum though. So, that’s a big IF to get over.

  122. davemishsr says: Mar 24, 2016 1:31 PM

    The NFL will tolerate many things from talented players but never a QB who is more interested in where his next drink is coming from versus plying his craft and getting better at it while doing so. Simply put, until Johnny Football takes his job more seriously (or at least values it more than partying) his football career will be on hiatus. Teams simply have no need for an ill-prepared, backup QB.

  123. hrmlss says: Mar 28, 2016 5:32 PM

    But as a beer vendor, aren’t they afraid he will drink away the profits?

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