NFL Rumors: Dolphins, Bears battling to sign Johnny Manziel?

NFL Rumors: Dolphins, Bears battling to sign Johnny Manziel?

The four-game suspension of former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is over and he can sign with any team that wants him. The latest NFL rumors suggest that the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears are two teams that might be desperate enough to take a chance on Manziel.

The Texas A&M product was released by the Browns in March after an alleged domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend. He was then suspended by the NFL three months later for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, per Yahoo! Sports.

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Charles Rahrig V of FanSided suggested that the Dolphins and Bears are two teams desperate enough to sign Johnny Manziel for the remainder of the season. Both teams have a 1-3 record and a quarterback problem with Ryan Tannehill not clicking in Miami while Jay Cutler’s time in Chicago is likely over.

“The Miami Dolphins are off to a slow start under new head coach Adam Gase. Ryan Tannehill hasn’t been great for the Dolphins, and it could be time to look another direction,” Rahrig V regarding the Dolphins QB situation.

On the other hand, the Bears are without Cutler, who is out with a finger injury. The team is currently riding veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer but there is a chance that they need to find another one before the end of the season.

“Looking at Johnny Manziel as an option on the roster would be something that would be considered nuclear. John Fox can’t afford to string together too many playoff-less seasons in Chicago, and he might get to a point where he throws everything at the wall,” Rahrig V noted.

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Nevertheless, it should be noted that these are just purely speculative at this point. Johnny Manziel is currently back at Texas A&M to study but his main goal has always been to come back to the NFL once again.

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