One of the biggest news coming from NFL today is the head coach of New Orleans Saints, Sean Payton meeting with Johnny Manziel. Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel met with Sean Payton, possibly to speak about his return to the football field. So what’s the fuzz all about?
FA QB Johnny Manziel has kept a low-profile as he trains for a return. #Saints coach Sean Payton appears to have taken an interest in him.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 23, 2017
Johnny Manziel was fired by the Browns in March of 2016 after a bad play and legal issues as well as a litany. The 24-year-old player still hasn’t signed a contract with a team and is facing a four-game suspension by the National Football League when and if he returns for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
Johnny Manziel’s domestic brutality against his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, is still being reviewed by the NFL and could potentially add games to the suspension.
Johnny Manziel is still a subject to suspension for a violation of the NFL’s personal-conduct policy.Moreover, he also spent the better part of this calendar year making an appearance through various photos and videos documenting his freewheeling and sometimes troubling lifestyle.
However, Manziel claims to have made a concerted effort to turn his life around and recently conveyed the same to a Dallas judge in his statement:
"Everything has been going extremely smoothly, and my life is trending upward."
Currently, Manziel has re-hired agent Erik Burkhardt to help him craft a comeback in NFL.
The situation, however, seems quite fluid and will likely be followed up with some truism from New Orleans Saints. Teams are looking to bring in a controversial player such as Johnny Manziel, whether or not this graduate beyond a meeting remains to be seen.
The draw is Manziel's off-the-cuff playmaking ability and former Browns offensive coordinator; John DeFilippo said that could sometimes negate the best-laid plans by a coaching staff.
In past two NFL seasons, Manziel started a total of eight games, and his stats read record completed 57 percent of his passes for 1,675 yards as well as seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. He broke many NCAA Division I FBS as well as SEC records in college career, which include becoming the first freshman as well as the fifth player in NCAA history to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in a season. He signed a 4-year contract with Browns worth salary of $8.25 million and included a $4.3 million signing bonus as well as $6.7 million guaranteed.#American Football Coach #New Orleans Saints #National Football League