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5:11 PM 02/11/2018
There has been speculation that the Baltimore Ravens might have some interest in Johnny Manziel, but I wouldn’t recommend betting on them signing the Heisman winner.
It all started after after Ravens player Tony Jefferson posted a photo of himself in Manziel gear.
ESPN explained the situation in part with the following:
It’s unlikely to happen for a myriad of reasons, from Manziel’s nonstop partying to his struggles on the field. But it really has no shot unless the Ravens change a team rule issued by owner Steve Bisciotti. After the Ray Rice scandal, the Ravens made it clear they won’t draft or sign anyone who has had a domestic violence incident in his background.
I really want to see Manziel back playing football because he’s such an electric personality. However, I really wouldn’t get your hopes up that the Ravens or any other NFL team will sign him. It’s almost certainly not going to happen right now.
He’s been out of football for two seasons, and that’s a lifetime in the eyes of an NFL executive. His path back to the NFL is through Canada. We must also recognize that there’s a good chance Manziel doesn’t even want to play football anymore.
He’s got his money, he’s got the fame and maybe that’s enough. It’d be a shame if he never took another snap, but it’s something that’s a real possibility. Let’s just hope he’s healthy, happy and at peace. As football fans, that’s all we can ask for.