Johnny Manziel is out of football after two seasons with the Browns led to bad things on and off the field. Though his career isn't necessarily over, the chances of him impacting your Fantasy lineups should be the least of anyone's concerns.
The NFL has suspended Manziel four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, ESPN.com reports. Manziel, who was released by the Browns back in March, remains a free agent, with off-field concerns continuing to cloud his NFL future. In any case, the QB won't be eligible to suit up in the NFL to start the 2016 season and at this stage it remains to be seen if/when he'll be afforded an opportunity to do so.
Manziel will be indicted on a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from a Jan. 29 incident where Manziel allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend, WFAA.com reports. Manziel might not see jail time for this, but by now his reputation is fractured to the point that there just isn't a obvious way for him to get his NFL career back on track. Agent Drew Rosenhaus isn't known for being especially scrupulous with who he takes on as clients -- he represents Greg Hardy, after all -- but Rosenhaus dropped Manziel earlier in April, giving reason to doubt any recent progress on Manziel's part. Manziel arguably wouldn't be much of a prospect at this point even if his character were entirely clean, so the fact that he carries an exceptionally disturbing history makes him appear unlikely to see the field from this point.
Agent Drew Rosenhaus has reportedly terminated his representation of Manziel, ESPN.com reports. Rosenhaus' decision to cut ties with the QB represents the second time in two months that an agent has parted ways with Manziel. The 23-year-old's stint with the Browns was marked by flashes of on-field potential, but off-field issues cloud his NFL future, with the 2014 first-rounder remaining a free agent at this time.
Manziel cleared waivers Saturday, the Houston Chronicle reports. Manziel becomes a free agent, but several off-field indiscretions are causing teams to shy away. In addition to the off-field antics, Manziel's on-field performance has been substandard. He's gone 2-6 as a starter in two NFL seasons with seven touchdowns and seven picks.
The Browns have released Manziel, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Manziel, who was the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, will thus look to revive his NFL career elsewhere as a reclamation project for another organization. His stint with Cleveland was marked by flashes of on-field potential, but off-field issues led to the Browns' decision to move on from the 23-year-old signal-caller.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/09||New England Patriots||16||19.78|
|8||10/30||New York Jets||11||18.75|
|12||11/27||New York Giants||31||24.56|
|16||12/24||San Diego Chargers||14||19.56|
|3 Year Avg||57.4||838||4||4||130||0||66|