Apart from the question of whether the Cowboys want Johnny Manziel is whether the player wants to play for a team where, at least for a year, he’d be the backup to Tony Romo.
“I mean anything is possible,” Manziel told PFT Live on Thursday. “I think all 32 teams are in play, you never know. Some of these teams, they’ve done way wackier things than that. For me it would really, really cool to go there, but not something I have stuck in my head. Jerry Jones has been extremely nice to me. He’s treated me very, very well and we’ve developed a little bit of a friendship over the past year and a half, just going to games or whatever it be.”
Whatever it be could be a quarterback depth chart that, at least for a little while, has Romo, Manziel, Brandon Weeden, and Kyle Orton.
“For me that doesn’t factor in,” Manziel said of not being the clear-cut starter right away. “Obviously, I don’t get to choose where I go today but also it’s what’s best for the team and that’s what kind of guy that I am. It’s not that I need to come in and start right away. I went to [Texas] A&M, redshirted, and sat behind [Ryan] Tannehill and learned a lot. There’s guys that been in the league and know a lot more than I know going in. If I need to sit and learn from them for a year or whatever the case may be, then I’m openly willing to do that if that’s what’s best for the team. That’s all I care about.”
All the rest of us care about is finding out where these guys will be drafted. It starts in less than six hours.