The speculation surrounding Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is becoming ridiculous. Some say he’s going in the top 10, while other say he won’t go in the first round. But what’s interesting for Washington Redskins fans is the speculation that NFC East rivals the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giant all have interest in him.
Reports have suggested that the Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wants Manziel badly, and the Cowboys have him at the top of their draft board. Rumors have circulated that the Cowboys would consider moving up to draft Manziel. However, Jones came out recently saying the Cowboys have their quarterback in Tony Romo, and aren’t concerned with others.
But we’ll see how accurate that is, if Manziel is still on the board when the Cowboys pick. There’s also been reports that the New York Giants would consider taking Manziel with their pick at number 12. But this could just be another smoke screen teams are using in order to try get another team to trade up with them.
I know Eli Manning had a terrible season last year, but would the Giants really bring in the Manziel to be Eli’s understudy? I can’t see that happening, but stranger things have occurred. And the Eagles head coach Chip Kelly recently stated how he was crushed that Manziel didn’t come play for him when he was at Oregon.
Manziel might be perfect for Chip Kelly’s up tempo offense, but I can’t see him bringing in Manziel when Nick Foles is developing into a nice quarterback for him. However, as a Redskins fan it would be interesting to see if one of these teams does draft Manziel, and how that would affect the dynamics of their team.