Is Johnny Manziel Going To The Miami Dolphins?

David Hookstead | Reporter

The inevitable rumors that Johnny Manziel would be signed by the Miami Dolphins have finally begun to surface.

Local Miami sportswriter Ryan Yousefi floated the idea Monday morning that it makes a ton of sense for the Texas A&M legend to back up newly-acquired quarterback Jay Cutler.

He wrote in part:

The Dolphins should be taking a chance not only on Kaepernick’s talents, but also on Manziel. Is Johnny Manziel not a higher-ceiling player than current third-stringer Brandon Doughty? Of course he is. He’s also willing to take any job in the NFL right now. Manziel may not have been worth the first-round pick the Cleveland Browns used on him a handful of years ago, but he’s certainly worth a look at the back end of a roster.

On top of everything else, if the Dolphins end up finding out Manziel has a chance to live up to the hype, they could flip him in-season to a team desperate enough for a quarterback.

I hate to brag, but I’ve been saying Manziel would get his comeback shot eventually. Has it happened yet? No, but the cards are finally falling into place. Everybody wrote off Johnny Football after he was cut from the Cleveland Browns.

Sports pundits fired off plenty of hot takes and opinions about how he deserved to never play in the NFL again. He certainly made plenty of mistakes. There’s absolutely no debate out that fact.

However, I was able to step back and look at the facts, while everybody just raised their voices in protest. He’s 24-years old, sober and in game shape. Prepare yourself people because he’s coming back sooner than later.

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