Tampa Bay Buccaneers' acquisition of quarterback, Josh McCown this offseason has led many to believe that the former Chicago Bear would be their starter this season. However, reports today have hinted at the possibility of a rookie also coming in to compete for the job.
According to reports from ESPN's Vaughn McClure, that rookie could well be the polarizing Johnny Manziel.
ESPN report: "Johnny Manziel is on the short list of players Buccaneers are heavily considering with their No. 7 pick in NFL draft."
Manziel has been widely tipped as a top draft prospect this year but question marks have been raised over his temperament and how his relatively small size and improvisational style would fit in the NFL.
With these questions in mind, it would seem that Tampa Bay would be a good fit for Manziel. There he would be able to learn from a veteran NFL quarterback whilst competing for the job and, for the Buccaneers, they would have a reliable veteran to take over from Manziel if he began to struggle.
However, it still remains to be seen if Manziel would still be available for the Bucs at number seven. The Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders are also all in need of a quarterback and could all be candidates to take Manziel before Tampa Bay can pick.
Manziel's draft stock and teams who could be interested in the dynamic playmaker is sure to be fascinating to watch as the draft looms ever closer.