The Denver Broncos may be getting desperate to sign a quarterback as they are being linked with Johnny Manziel. The 23-year-old is already out of the NFL due to various troubles but has reportedly met with Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak on Thursday.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Kubiak is looking at Manziel as a potential fit on the Denver roster. However, Mike Klis of 9News.com in Denver reports that the Broncos have no plans to sign Manziel and its possibility has not been discussed by the team.
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) April 7, 2016
As mentioned in a previous report, the Broncos has been linked with several quarterbacks this offseason including the San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick. A trade has already been agreed upon by both teams, but Kaepernick did not want to take a significant pay cut.
Despite winning the recent Super Bowl, Denver lost Peyton Manning to retirement and Brock Osweiler chose to sign a four-year, $72 million contract with the Houston Texans. That left the Broncos with Trevor Siemian and Mark Sanchez, who they have traded last March 11, 2016.
Kubiak said that he feels good with Siemian and Sanchez and will be moving forward to defending their Super Bowl title. “I feel good about the two guys that we have, we’ll see what happens,” Kubiak told ESPN.
“I’m going to stay focused on Mark and Trevor right now and doing everything I can to get ready for this draft because it’s extremely important. Mark has a lot of background in our system, so he will make up a lot of ground quickly. We need to stay focused on the guys on our team right now. We’re very excited about Mark,” he added.
The Broncos could still select a quarterback in the upcoming NFL draft with Paxton Lynch from the Memphis Tigers and Connor Cook from the Michigan State Spartans projected to be available at the end of the first round.
As for Johnny Manziel, his new agent Drew Rosenhaus can be attributed to getting a meeting with Kubiak. However, teams will have to be convinced that Manziel has made several changes in his life including his partying and drinking problems.
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