The Cleveland Browns are keeping everyone on a guessing game on when are they to cut ties with their beleaguered quarterback Johnny Manziel as the Denver Broncos have express interest in signing him after Peyton Manning retired.
Cleveland.com reported that the Browns will surely cut ties with Manziel within the week as they do not want to start the Hue Jackson era with bad omens. Manziel had his runs with the law off the field such as a Class A misdemeanor assault and domestic violence case in Jan. 30, an NFL investigation on personal-conduct policy and alleged substance abuse.
Even people on Twitter have been giving their speculation in the Manziel issue.
— NFL Total Access (@NFLTotalAccess) March 9, 2016
#Browns still expected to release Johnny Manziel on Wednesday. Team would delay move if there's a chance they could get return in trade.
— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) March 8, 2016
If the Browns lets loose of Manziel, who has a dead cap of $4,333,487, they will get a salary cap breather of an estimated $42 million as they are coming off a $38 million salary space for the 2016 season.
Manziel signed a four-year $8,248,596 contract with the Cleveland Browns, including a $4,318,980 signing bonus, $7,998,596 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,062,149. In 2016, Manziel will earn a base salary of $1,169,872.
The Browns are going to hear bids from other teams that would be interested in signing Manziel and that will include the number figures to free them of the obligations to be able to exercise more at the free agency market and going into the 2016 NFL Draft.
One of the teams that is expected to make an offer for Manziel is the Denver Broncos, who are left with Brock Osweiler in the quarterback position after legendary Peyton Manning announced his retirement from the game.
Von Miller, one the Broncos gem that led them to the Super Bowl 50 victory against the Carolina Panthers and a college teammate of Manziel back at Texas A&M, have been vocal that he wanted to play with him again in the pros.
Everything will answered when the free agency officially starts.
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