Report: Patriots met with Johnny Manziel before and after A&M’s Pro Day

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The Patriots met with Johnny Manziel before and after his throwing session Tuesday, Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reports.

The former Heisman Trophy winner worked out during Texas A&M’s Pro Day. All 32 teams were in attendance. Manziel worked out in front of scouts from 13 teams at the University of San Diego’s Pro Day last week.

Manziel joked that he’s now “retired” from Pro Days.

He will report to the developmental league Wednesday in his attempt to continue to rehabilitate his reputation and his career after two years out of the game.

54 responses to “Report: Patriots met with Johnny Manziel before and after A&M’s Pro Day

  1. Imagine if they sign him. Brady says after next season he’s going to play for 5 more seasons then they flip Manziel for a 1st rounder. Sounds like a Patriots move.

  2. Not a Manziel fan by any stretch, but I’m hearing a lot about “why is Manziel getting more chances or eyes-on than Kaepernick”? Well… seems Manziel has swallowed his pride and is out there working his tail off for his opportunity. He’s not sitting home claiming to be a victim and waiting for an opportunity fall into his lap. Good on you.

  3. The reality here is no team who brings him has anything to lose. Either he knuckles down works hard and we see where it goes or he misbehaves gets fired and that will be that for him.

    Patriots are just doing due diligence here, all teams should take a look. Whether you sign him depends on your QB situation.

  4. wedemboyztripled says:
    Imagine if they sign him. Brady says after next season he’s going to play for 5 more seasons then they flip Manziel for a 1st rounder. Sounds like a Patriots move.
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    I know you’re joking, but come on, man!
    Johnny Manziel’s first go-round in the NFL was a disaster. If he went to New England he’d sit behind Tom Brady and never see the field. With nothing to go on, who in the world would give up a No. 1 for that guy? Anyone who wants him that badly could sign him on the cheap right now, and give up nothing for the privilege.
    Hell, the Pats got only a second-rounder for Jimmy Garappolo. Flip Manziel for a first-rounder? Good one.

  5. Where’s tylawspick6 to say….GENIUS!

    Typical senile BB type move. Goes with his TERRRIBLE drafting past 5 years, Horrible TRADES and just BAD personnel decsions!

    PATRIOT WAY! LOCKEROOM = LOST!

    WINDOW SHUT

    Him and Harmon can be best friends

    41-33

  6. You know what? I know he acted like a major “Donkey” the last time he was in the league but with all the work he’s been doing off the field to rehabilitate his image I wouldn’t be against letting him compete for a 3rd string/Practice Squad position. Everyone deserves a 2nd chance, if he’s truly contrite for how he handled himself and is able to earn a roster spot he has the potential to develop into a good role model for kids.

  7. Just way too ding dong funny to me. If the Jets were to sign him, the Patriots fans would collectively get hernia’s mocking and laughing their butts off. The Patriots sign him? “Brilliant move!” “Pure genius!” “We’ll get a first-round pick for him!” “Another great BB move!” LOL!!

  8. To the guy that said he’s out there working for a job and trying out, where as Kaepernick is sitting at home waiting for the phone to ring. That’s patently not true. There was just a story about Kap working out for 90 minutes at a Houston facility. No NFL teams showed up. Google it, i’d link it but PFT wouldn’t appreciate that.

  9. sexualspaghetti says:
    March 27, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Didn’t Tommy the goat call him a turd?
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    Not really but he would not have been wrong at the time if he actually had.

    “So when you look across the ball, you have respect for those guys and treat them with respect. Football’s a physical game … and as [Kraft] would say, “If you’re a turd, it’s going to come back to you.”

  10. Whether he has his act together or not, or whether B.B. is a developmental genius or not, It’s pretty unlikely Manziel fits that offensive system.

  11. Chicken Little says:
    To the guy that said he’s out there working for a job and trying out, where as Kaepernick is sitting at home waiting for the phone to ring. That’s patently not true. There was just a story about Kap working out for 90 minutes at a Houston facility. No NFL teams showed up.
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    Speaking only for myself, there’s a huge difference between one guys tossing a football in a field or parking lot and having his agent tip off the media that it’s happening, and another guy going through workouts at an actual pro day while preparing to humble himself and play in the Spring League.
    One seems like just a little more honest effort than the other. At least to me.

  12. This is funny stuff….Manziel enters Pats radar and now it’s all positive forward thinking on the guy. NE is like a dead planet….it’s dead, but it’s so far from earth, you can’t see it yet.

  13. Chicken Little says:
    March 27, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    To the guy that said he’s out there working for a job and trying out, where as Kaepernick is sitting at home waiting for the phone to ring. That’s patently not true. There was just a story about Kap working out for 90 minutes at a Houston facility. No NFL teams showed up. Google it, i’d link it but PFT wouldn’t appreciate that.
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    Yeah, well, Manziel isn’t suing the league, so he has that going for him.

  14. Personally I’d be disgusted if they brought this entitled little worm to New England.

  15. Remember when the Pats were a destination where good players wanted to go to? Now they are courting the likes of Johnny Manzel. Oh, how the tides have turned. This is laughable.

  16. “Would be better than the three yard passer”

    When did Andrew Luck become a Patriot? I must have missed that

  17. I’m surprised no one has mentioned the Bengals trying to sign
    the guy yet. Pretty sure Marvin called him a “midget” though.

    I still remember his first NFL start against the Bengals. The
    guy was getting “dish ragged”, every time he turned around!

    10 completions for 80 yards. 2 Int’s, 3 sacks. QBR: 27.3

    Lost 30-0

  18. Chicken Little says:
    March 27, 2018 at 8:21 pm
    To the guy that said he’s out there working for a job and trying out, where as Kaepernick is sitting at home waiting for the phone to ring. That’s patently not true. There was just a story about Kap working out for 90 minutes at a Houston facility. No NFL teams showed up. Google it, i’d link it but PFT wouldn’t appreciate that.
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    You forgot to add the daily 4 hour phone meeting with his lawyer to sue the league. That’s the biggest part of his daily workout routine.

  19. .
    Manziel came out of college as a talented head case. He was then thrown to the wolves in Cleveland before he was ready to start. Who knows where he’s at now? The Patriots were just doing their due diligence in checking him out along with the other 31 teams.
    .

  20. Imagine Tom Brady having to put up with Johnny Manziel as a backup in the QB room for all those hours every week. It could drive Tom crazy.

  21. When you’re totally irrelevant how can you make some waves? I hear the DIII school near my home is having a pro day next week. Come throw, Johnny! Bring Kaep! The interest won’t be there because the talent isn’t commensurate.

  22. Let this sink in… as a rookie with the Browns, he went 2-6 without Josh Gordon. Multiple other QB’s with the Browns failed to win 2 out of 32 games with the lack of talent in Cleveland even with Josh Gordon.

  23. dolphins4 says:
    March 27, 2018 at 9:34 pm
    Belicheck is playing chess while everybody else is playing checkers.
    ______________________________

    Now always. “Defensive Genius” gets taken to task by a back-up QB in the SB. Just sayin’…

  24. He is there working out at pro day and is not without his gifts. Plus he is there at pro day showing what he has and telling teams he wants a chance to show more. A team would be remiss to at least do their homework on that and my understanding is the Patriots were not the only team that did. Its an entirely different question if that homework (which will include looking at his past and how he has used his chances and that he is only 90 days sober (on one hand congrats but on the other hand thats far from over any hump) will conclude that he should be taken. More likely it would be archived and revisited if he continues to show consistent improvement without setbacks. The developmental league will give him a chance to do that.

    If Kaepernick (who I saw get mentioed a couple times) actually showed up at a pro day, worked out, and told teams he will take any opportunity just to prove himself teams would give that a good hard look because it would be stupid not to. And even if they didnt take him he then went into the developmental league so everyone could see what he has and more importantly that he wants to play football his chances of getting a team would go up. But he does not do that.

  25. harveyredman says:
    March 28, 2018 at 9:15 am
    dolphins4 says:
    March 27, 2018 at 9:34 pm
    Belicheck is playing chess while everybody else is playing checkers.
    ______________________________

    Now always. “Defensive Genius” gets taken to task by a back-up QB in the SB. Just sayin’…

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    Not really, it was: Extremely well prepared team playing tough gets edged out by another extremely well prepared team playing slightly tougher.

    When you say otherwise its Philly you are dissing not the Pats.

  26. I’d give Johnny F. a camp spot.
    He was literally thrown to the wolves in Cleveland.
    Did not stand a chance there.
    No one does at the moment.
    Brady couldn’t carry them out of the basement without a lot of team changes…

  27. thepftpoetinreverse says:
    March 27, 2018 at 7:49 pm
    Not a Manziel fan by any stretch, but I’m hearing a lot about “why is Manziel getting more chances or eyes-on than Kaepernick”? Well… seems Manziel has swallowed his pride and is out there working his tail off for his opportunity. He’s not sitting home claiming to be a victim and waiting for an opportunity fall into his lap. Good on you.
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    Nah…..Colin is working.

    The reason is exactly why you were motivated to publish this fiction

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