Broncos have no plans to sign Manziel

AP

Yes, Broncos coach Gary Kubiak has spoken to free-agent quarterback Johnny Manziel. No, the Broncos have no plans to sign him.

ESPN has reported that Kubiak has spoken to Manziel regarding the potential fit between Manziel and the defending Super Bowl champions. Mike Klis of 9News.com in Denver has reported — and PFT has confirmed — that the Broncos have no plans to sign Manziel. As Klis has reported, and PFT has confirmed, the Broncos have not even discussed signing Manziel.

So why did Kubiak and Manziel speak? Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the communication arose from the fact that both men played college football at Texas A&M. Also, the conversation occurred at or about the time that the Browns cut Manziel, not recently.

On one hand, the Broncos should embrace the perception that Manziel is a viable candidate to join the team, given that this could break the lingering three-way game of chicken over whether quarterback Colin Kaepernick will take less money, and whether the 49ers will pay part of his fully-guaranteed salary to facilitate a deal. On the other hand, the Broncos realize that Manziel currently is a long way from being ready to play in the NFL. He has a pending criminal case in Dallas, where an indictment for domestic assault could be coming. Also, he continues to live a public lifestyle that feeds the impression that he needs to return to rehab, where he spent 10 weeks in 2015.

If Manziel gets the off-field allegation behind him and otherwise cleans up his act, the plans of the Broncos (and possibly other teams, like the Cowboys) could change. For now, the Broncos have no interest in Manziel and no plan to sign him.

As Klis puts it, not even a resolution of Manziel’s pending issues will change things. “Johnny Football won’t be a Bronco,” Klis says.

64 responses to “Broncos have no plans to sign Manziel

  1. Bronco’s fans everywhere breathed a sigh of relief.

    Let him rehab elsewhere as needed and come back to the NFL when he’s actually ready to play FOOTBALL… not cash checks and spend it all on ALCOHOL.

  2. With his personality, Manziel couldn’t get a job in any Corporate Industry. He had better hold onto lots of his money, or he will be joining a number of ‘jocks’, who became penniless with senseless spending.

  3. “On one hand, the Broncos should embrace the perception that Manziel is a viable candidate to join the team…”

    April Fool’s Day was last Friday, you missed it

  4. A college connection. Nothing more.

    Clearly, Kubiak is laid-back for an NFL coach. He’s not babysitting Larry Las Vegas, errrrr, “Billy”.

    Keep movin’. Nothing going on here.

  5. I mean if he got the personal life stuff figured out you can’t tell me that isn’t a good fit Johnny hasn’t looked bad in games he has played and that’s what people hate to admit. I’m not saying he is looking like Andrew luck did his rookie year but he had no weapons in Cleveland and only had probably 3 games worth of playing time. I’m not saying he is gunna come back and be a star but he isn’t as bad on the field as most would have you think

  6. Johnny Done is Done period.
    This guy couldn’t even get a CFL team to give him a glance!!!

  7. Manziel is done.
    Do not understand the pursuit of Kaepernick at all. Ego/Head case.
    May sound crazy but they should trade their first round pick to Packers for Brett Hundley. Kid is real deal. Could be QB of future and is cheap.

  8. Yeah I think if the Broncos tried to use Manziel as leverage, it could hamper their efforts to get Kaepernick.

    It would look really desperate.

    Feeding hope to Kaepernick and the 49ers that the Broncos might cave.

    False hope, but hope that could potentially make it harder to consummate a deal.

    The Broncos hold all the cards, and don’t need to play games. They have options. The 49ers and Kaep do not.

  9. this is how petty the NFL has become. They want the players to play a violent game, yet when they blow off steam, its a major issue. And Im not buying the whole DV incident either. Its a convenient excuse the Clowns used to justify his benching and subsequent release.

    Is it stupid to video yourself partying yes. Is it justification for benching? Hell yes. Mike Pettine acted like he was a HS principal punishing a student.

    The Browns are incompetent, and looks like the NFL is run by a bunch of morons in front offices.

  10. After Tebow I’m sure Elway has his fill of media sensations with no on the field substance.

  11. Manziel has no plans to take a pay cut.
    Word is out the Broncos low balling will not work.

  12. John Elway playing games leaking this one out….. He has no leverage although he plays as if he does… right now his team will be horrid with Snachez at the helm…

  13. I imagine Manziel will still be available later.

    Like, say, after the Broncos have had a chance to exhaust all 2016 draft, trade, waiver pickup, and training camp cut possibilities. And even the 2016 season has ended.

  14. Elway probably tried to low-ball him and got turned down. Dude needs to break out the checkbook.. just not for Manziel or Sackorpick.

  15. Somewhere… Jerry Jones is talking to anyone who will listen that this is a gamble worth taking….

  16. Elway (along with two other players) took under the table deals as a player to circumvent the salary cap – the team received the highest fine in NFL history and lost two 2nd round picks.

    PEDton Manning admitted to receiving HGH shipments to his home.

    Von Miller was caught bribing a PED urine tester.

    The team was caught putting vasoline on their lineman to make them “slicker”.

    This team doesn’t care about integrity or character. Manziel is probably a good fit.

  17. The reason that the Broncos aren’t “breaking out the checkbook” is that they don’t have any money in the bank. These lowball offers to come play for the champs are because they’re tight up against the cap after going all in to win Peyton a Super Bowl.

    Something tells me that Manziel initiated the contact as opposed to the Broncos in this situation. He was cut from the Browns, expected Jerry to be calling him the moment he hit the market, and went for the A&M alumni rolodex once he cleared the waiver wire with zero interest in his services. I’m sure Johnny Football still can’t figure out why he isn’t under contract anywhere yet.

  18. You hire Drew Rosenhaus because of his relationships with NFL teams. ..and Drew is really good at his job. Drew will get this kid into a camp and or contract once the legal issues get resolved.

  19. I wish I knew why so many people think Manziel will be be broke or working some shlub job in a few years. He comes from a couple of generations of oil money. That’s why he doesn’t have the passion for football that others have. He was born on easy street and I’m sure he can find a job through his college connections or his daddy’s friends.

  20. tomtravis76 says:
    Apr 7, 2016 4:23 PM
    You hire Drew Rosenhaus because of his relationships with NFL teams. ..and Drew is really good at his job. Drew will get this kid into a camp and or contract once the legal issues get resolved.
    ================================
    Thanks for the heads up Drew.

  21. Broncs won’t sign him and unlikely anyone else will. Who needs the distractions of a train wreck?

  22. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Ryan Leaf 2.0
    ——————
    Except that Leaf had NFL size and legitimate arm talent, of which Manziel’s has neither.

  23. This guy could give the Bengals a shot at actually winning a postseason game. Not much of a shot, but a better on than they have now…

  24. patsxsaintsfan says:
    Apr 7, 2016 2:55 PM

    I mean if he got the personal life stuff figured out you can’t tell me that isn’t a good fit Johnny hasn’t looked bad in games he has played and that’s what people hate to admit. I’m not saying he is looking like Andrew luck did his rookie year but he had no weapons in Cleveland and only had probably 3 games worth of playing time. I’m not saying he is gunna come back and be a star but he isn’t as bad on the field as most would have you think
    ————————————————————-

    He was 2-11 as a starter (that’s 13 full games not 3 and that doesn’t count the games he didn’t start which were all losses as well) on a team with a pro bowl tight end (Gary Barnidge), one of the best pass catching running backs in the league (Duke Johnson) and a wide receiver that literally won one of his starts by himself (Travis Benjamin) and protected by a probowl offensive line in the 12th ranked passing offense (thanks to Josh McCown). The only good game he had was half a game against Kansas City when he finally stopped attempting to pass the ball and just ran it every play.

  25. killgoodell says:
    Apr 7, 2016 4:37 PM

    Elway haters, tell us what an idiot Elway is by not pursuing Johnny Football.
    ——————–

    He is pursuing him, so we don’t have to. This time.

  26. I love that picture. Completely fitting, a loser D-bag of a wasted draft pick getting his comeuppance in the NFL. LOL!!!!

  27. There is no reason any legitimate NFL franchise should consider Manziel. He is currently an amateur joke of an athlete. Being associated with him is not positive in any light.

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