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NFL Rumors: Green Bay Packers Eye Johnny Manziel Minimum Deal; Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson Reject Offer

( [email protected] ) Aug 19, 2016 11:49 AM EDT
The Green Bay Packers are aiming for a comeback this NFL season especially in light of their disheartening run last year due to the injury of Jordy Nelson. With Aaron Rodgers back on track, Eddie Lacy losing weight and Jordy Nelson finally getting approved workouts in the gridiron, fans of the franchise are excited for the next season to start. To add to their eagerness, the Green Bay Packers are also said to seal the deal in a Johnny Manziel minimum contract soon.
Aug 18, 2016; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws a pass during warmups prior to the game against the Oakland Raiders at Lambeau Field. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers are aiming for a comeback this NFL season especially in light of their disheartening run last year due to the injury of Jordy Nelson. With Aaron Rodgers back on track, Eddie Lacy losing weight and Jordy Nelson finally getting approved workouts in the gridiron, fans of the franchise are excited for the next season to start. To add to their eagerness, the Green Bay Packers are also said to seal the deal in a Johnny Manziel minimum contract soon.

One of the most difficult lessons learned by the NFL teams every season is the ugly side of the game - injuries. With Jordy Nelson suffering a preseason injury last year, the Green Bay Packers saw their Super Bowl chances slip off their fingers right after. They were not the only ones who got their hearts broken due to these injuries as the Dallas Cowboys had an embarrassing season when Tony Romo broke his collarbone in Week 2. In fact, even Super Bowl champs Denver Broncos almost lost Peyton Manning to injuries and fielded the then untested Brock Osweiler to face Tom Brady of the New England Patriots.

However, it looks like the Green Bay Packers found a way to protect their prized players this season. Rumors are rife that a minimum contract has been offered to Johnny Manziel. With the current status of Johnny Football in the NFL, fans believe that he would not turn down an offer from a Super Bowl contender team like the Green Bay Packers. Will the Jordy Nelson squad use Johnny Manziel to protect the health of premium quarterback Aaron Rodgers especially in the preseason games?

"You're seeing some of the marquee players play less," noted Aaron Rodgers of the adjustments of the NFL teams on their preseason roster. The Green Bay Packers further explained, "Running backs notoriously haven't played a whole lot in the preseason, but now you're seeing quarterbacks play less and less. Obviously, my reps have gone down over the years. It's just the way it is."

He added, "I think everybody feels like four or five [preseason games] is probably more than we need to get ready. But until they make a change there, that's the way it's going to be, and we're going to be smart about it."

At this point, no official comment has been given by any of the parties concerned. Johnny Manziel remains an unsigned free agent and it remains to be seen if the Green Bay Packers would do what the teams like the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos refuse to do for Johnny Football - offer him an NFL contract.


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