The rumors about Johnny Manziel, which have been flying around Dallas since before the Cowboys’ 2015 season came to an end, all operate on the assumption that Manziel is done in Cleveland. But a recent statement by new Browns vice president of football operations, Sashi Brown, casts some doubt on whether Manziel’s ouster from Cleveland is a forgone conclusion.
Granted, you can’t blame anyone for feeling that way. When new head coach Hue Jackson was still in the interview process, he reportedly told the team that he wanted to move on from Manziel if he got the job—and he got the job. The writing is pretty clearly on the wall.
But, as Brown reminds us, nothing has been done yet.
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"I know a lot's been written about him. What we expect is Johnny to have a good offseason and be ready to go. We're not in any panic to make any decision one way or another on him," Brown said, per ESPN. "He understands what's ahead of him and what he needs to do to have a career in this league and with the Browns."