Surely Johnny Manziel couldn't be on his way out of the Cleveland Browns already?
It seems like the Browns want to keep hold of their first round draft pick, but there seems to be other teams interested in the precocious quarterback as well.
On Tuesday, Browns general manager Ray Farmer was asked if he has fielded any calls from anyone in regards to a potential trade for the former Heisman winner, and he didn’t exactly shoot down the questioner.
Not a No
Now, this really may not seem like much, i mean it is only 5 words, it actually kind of is. If you're a GM that is asked if you've had calls for a potential franchise player, your automatic go-to response is going to be a resounding no.
What you definitely don't do is give people a quote that they can use, and infer from it that there actually have been calls and conversations about the possibility of Johnny Manziel being on another team before the end of his rookie NFL season.
- Bengals receiver wants to punish the Browns
- Tony Romo recovering from back injury
- Ryan Mallett ready to beTexans starter
There has been a high number of injuries to quarterback's so far this season with Sam Bradford, Jake Locker, Nick Foles, Tony Romo, Carson Palmer and Robert Griffin III all missing time so far. When you add in the likes of EJ Manuel and Geno Smith who have been benched, then there are a fair few turns who are in need of a new starter.
With the Browns currently sitting at 5-3 and in contention for the AFC North title, Mike Pettine won't be inserting Manziel into the starting lineup over Brian Hoyer anytime soon.
The question now however becomes is there a team out there willing enough to give up a significant draft pick in order to get the Browns to accept a deal that sees Johnny Football leave Cleveland?