Report: The Johnny Manziel To The Patriots Rumor Is Officially Dead

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It’s been about a month since Johnny Manziel played in his two Spring League games and since then, it’s been all quiet on any NFL comeback rumors. The draft came and went, and Johnny was kind of put on the back burner for any teams that might want to take a chance on him.


Obviously, the most intriguing rumor we have heard up to this point was that Belichick was seriously interested in bringing him in to back up Brady. Now, before the draft, the Pats were tied to any and every QB. Rumors were flying like hot cakes. From Lamar Jackson to Manziel to damn Baker Mayfield. After Johnny threw at A&M’s pro-day reports started to trickle out that he had multiple meetings with the Patriots, which really got the internet going.


Then the draft came around and those reports seemed to die when people started to get the feeling that they would take a QB of the future relatively early in the draft. For example, Lamar or Mayfield.
In the end, they did what the Patriots always do and took a flyer on a late-round QB by the name of Danny Etling, out of LSU. That right there was apparently the nail in the Johnny-to-New-England coffin, according to Mike Reiss over at ESPN.

A trickle-down effect of the Patriots drafting LSU’s Danny Etling in the seventh round is that I believe it effectively ends the team’s exploration into Johnny Manziel. In recent months, it’s safe to say the team did its due diligence on Manziel, at one point even considering an additional meeting and/or workout with him outside of the University of San Diego pro day that he had participated in (with a Patriots scout among those in attendance) before plans changed. The Patriots usually carry three quarterbacks and currently have Tom BradyBrian Hoyer and Etling on the roster.

I still think there’s good news to come out of this for Johnny. When teams start hearing that the Pats are sniffing around and seeing what you have left, that’s obviously going to intrigue them.
But for now, it seems like CFL is where it’s at for Football.

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