The Dallas Cowboys are anticipated to take on a Johnny Manziel contract following the impending Tony Romo trade this offseason. Since Dak Prescott is assured to have the starting job next season and Mark Sanchez is now with the Chicago Bears, another quarterback is expected to be signed soon. Will the former Cleveland Browns star be up for the challenge?
The entry of Johnny Manziel into the NFL was met with much fanfare especially in light of his status as a Heisman trophy winner. This distinction immediately placed him in the ranks of Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers and Carson Palmer of the Arizona Cardinals. Unlike these quarterbacks though, Johnny Football found himself embroiled in too many controversies off the gridiron. These issues had him kicked out of the team with none of the NFL owners stepping up to take him in last season. Will this year be a different one for him?
Rumors are rife that the Dallas Cowboys have been monitoring the progress of Johnny Manziel. Jerry Jones is reportedly looking into seriously pushing for the former Cleveland Browns star to join the team and play backup for their breakout rookie Dak Prescott. This arrangement, according to speculations, would fit in nicely with their plans as only Kellen Moore would be left once a Tony Romo trade gets finalized soon.
While many fans disagree with this move, marking a Johnny Manziel contract as a death sentence to the chemistry of any team, others seem to think that the quarterback would thrive once he gets his second chance. Apart from this, fans of Johnny Football are attempting to remind the league of his great skillset and performance in the gridiron sans the controversial issues off the field.
"The controversial Aggie legend took the football world by storm 5 years ago. That feels closer to a decade ago now after the roller coaster he has taken us on. But now he's hoping for one more shot at redemption before hanging up his cleats," said Colton Chumbley of FanSided.
He added, "However, when taking a deeper look at the 24 year old's 2-year stint with the Cleveland Browns, there is actually some cause for optimism. Despite the negativity painted around the dynamic QB by the national media, he made great strides on the field in his second season with the Browns."
What do you think? Should the Dallas Cowboys sign a Johnny Manziel contract? Will Johnny Football be a good backup for Dak Prescott?