Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel made headlines anew, as several fans speculated that he is nearing a deal with the Los Angeles Rams. But is the former Texas A&M standout really headed to Los Angeles?
Manziel was released by the Browns after another tumultuous year in Cleveland, which was marked by numerous off-court issues. He was linked to several teams in the offseason, but no team made a gamble on him.
How The Johnny Manziel To Los Angeles Rams Rumors Started
With no NFL deal this season, Manziel opted to return to Texas A&M to study again. He was then linked to the Rams after he was spotted wearing a Los Angeles Rams hat. This stirred speculation that Manziel will be heading to Los Angeles this season.
However, a report from Yardbarker doused cold water to the rumors. The report pointed out that Manziel wearing a Rams hat is not too surprising.
“Manziel spent time during the offseason in Los Angeles, so the Rams hat may not come as a huge surprise,” Yardbarker noted. “But the hat is about the closest he’s getting to an NFL team.”
How About Johnny Manziel To Cleveland Browns?
Aside from the Rams, the Browns are also being linked to Manziel anew after original starting quarterback for this season, Robert Griffin III, sustained a possible season-ending shoulder injury.
After Griffin went down, FanSided speculated that Cleveland could renew ties with Manziel. The report pointed out that a reunion is unlikely to happen at this point but quickly added that it is not impossible.
“The chances aren’t very likely but not impossible,” FanSided noted. “Manziel has natural talent that can be tapped into, but he’s a head case. The Browns had the opportunity to fit him into this Hue Jackson scheme and they passed.”
Manziel cannot be an immediate replacement for any team even if he gets a new deal. The former Heisman Trophy winner will have to serve a four-game suspension if he gets a deal this season.