So the New York Jets have more quality quarterbacks on their roster than the Cleveland Browns have had in the last two decades. So why is Mike Maccagnan checking out Johnny Manziel?
Former first-round pick Johnny Manziel has a long, hard road back to the NFL. His current position in the CFL, however, is being carefully watched.
Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reported that New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan was in attendance to watch Manziel’s first game in the Canadian Football League on Friday night.
Rodak also reported a pro scout from the Houston Texans was on hand to watch Manziel play for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner came in and took part in 23 plays for the Tiger-Cats and had pretty fine results. Manziel went 9-for-11 and threw for 80 yards, while not recording either a touchdown or an interception.
For a guy who hasn’t played organized football since the 2015 NFL season when he was the on the Cleveland Browns roster. Since then, he’s been silent in the game of football until he signed a contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on May 19, 2018.
Manziel has only played 14 career games in the NFL, all with the Browns, so why would Maccagnan even consider going to watch this mediocre quarterback. Manziel threw for a career 1,675 yards and seven touchdowns. All seven of those scores came in the 2015 season.
With that, Manziel also threw seven interceptions to even everything out.
Now, his turn in the CFL is just his first step on a road back to the NFL. Could he possibly get that chance with the Jets?
I would say probably not. Maccagnan was likely there for his own entertainment purposes. While Manziel isn’t the greatest quarterback in the game, he provides a lot of entertainment.
Enjoy the show, Maccagnan, but don’t bring him back to the NFL. The Jets don’t need that kind of energy.