Johnny Manziel was supposed to be a star, the franchise quarterback for the Cleveland Browns that would lift the beleaguered team out of the doldrums and into a new era.
Instead, after two years blighted by drinking, partying, poor play and a stint in rehab that failed to change him and his ways whatsoever, the Browns cut their ties with the troubled passer last month.
However, it seems that hasn't put off other teams, as it was revealed yesterday that the Denver Broncos had gotten in contact with Johnny Football about potentially getting him on their roster for the offseason and preseason.
According to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak reached out to Manziel to see if the former Browns play-caller would be a good fit at the Denver franchise.
"Kubiak and Manziel both are former Texas A&M quarterbacks," Schefter wrote.
"But before the Broncos would make any move on Manziel, the sources said, the Broncos want to see how his pending legal issues and potential NFL discipline are resolved."
Manziel is highly unlikely to be signed by any team until he's clear of legal trouble. Police in Dallas sent a domestic violence case involving Manziel to a grand jury and a decision on whether Manziel will be charged is expected in the next week to 10 days.
"A misdemeanor assault charge carries a maximum punishment of one year in jail and a $4,000 fine," Schefter added.
Even if Manziel is not charged, he will still almost certainly be suspended by Roger Goodell and co for his actions detrimental to the league.
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