After Brian Hoyer’s playoff meltdown should the Houston Texans inquire about Johnny Manziel who has worn out his welcome in Cleveland?
During the 2014 NFL Draft the Houston Texans owned the number one overall pick and some felt there was an outside chance the team could choose the playmaking quarterback from Texas A&M, Johnny Manziel.
Instead, they opted to take outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny Football fell to the 22nd pick, where the Cleveland Browns took the exciting, but troubled player.
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Now after two seasons, and a laundry list of concerns, reports are the Browns may be done with the former first round pick. So the next question is, who should be interested?
Despite his trouble with alcohol and off-field partying, Manziel showed some flashes during his eight starts in Cleveland. He finished 2015 with 1,500 yards passing and seven touchdowns to five interceptions. The mobile quarterback also recorded another 230 yards on the ground and led the team to a 2-4 record, which is saying something because they won just one other game all year long.
Teams that are needy at quarterback could use a young guy with some potential like Manziel, and Houston is the definition of a quarterback needy team.
Despite Brian Hoyer (Manziel’s former teammate in Cleveland) showing some improvement, he absolutely caved in the spotlight of the NFL playoffs. He proved he can’t handle the big stage, but Manziel is a guy who loves the attention and may thrive on it.
With the Texans not picking until the 22nd selection in 2016, their best shot at a young passer may be to take a flier on a guy like Johnny Football. Would it be worth Houston trying Johnny out? We turn that question over to our readers and ask you to participate in our poll below.
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