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NFL Rumors: What if Johnny Manziel Joined the Denver Broncos?

Three things are certain in life; death, taxes and Johnny Manziel attracting media attention off the field. 

So when Johnny Football was spotted in the Denver area, many assumed that he would be joining up with the Broncos in the wake of Peyton Manning's retirement. In all honesty, the move would be a strange one, but it's easy to see it going through. 

Denver won the Super Bowl last season while Manziel struggled to inspire confidence and trust with the Cleveland Browns. And despite showing plenty of improvement on the field, Manziel's off-field antics were too much for the Browns and they released him in March.

While a move is yet to be confirmed, a deal would make sense in some ways. Manziel could change and settle down if the expectation was on him to lead the current Super Bowl champions and there's no doubt that he would suit Gary Kubiak's offense. 

The Broncos will find it difficult to defend their crown next season but Manziel might be the right man to bridge the transition period gap. After all, if anything can perform the unthinkable and lead Denver back to the showpiece event next year, it's Johnny Football.

Manning's departure has opened the door for an enthusiastic, hungry quarterback to take control of a Denver offense that struggled to inspire last season. 

A lot of that was down to Peyton's poor play, but the Broncos weren't MUCH better under Brock Osweiler, who joined the Houston Texans after a decent spell under centre whilst Manning was injured. 

As of April 19th, Denver are priced at 14/1 in the Bet365 Super Bowl odds to go all the way and defend their title in next year's event at NRG Stadium in Houston. Who knows, Manziel could be a key component in their chances of success...

Having said that, Kubiak confirmed that the Broncos will be looking to draft a quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft at the end of April. Whether the Denver head coach has claimed that to try and limit the number of Manziel rumors or not, it is easy to buy into Kubiak's comments. 

After all, the Broncos are now short on quarterbacks after both Manning and Osweiler left the franchise following the Super Bowl and Denver must begin to plan for the future. 

Are the Broncos going to get a franchise quarterback in this year's draft? Probably not, but remember Tom Brady was pick 199 and look what he's achieved.

The Manziel experiment didn't really work in Cleveland, but that isn't to say he's done in the NFL just yet. The Browns allowed Johnny Football to rule the roost and the prospect of social activities and partying was just too much. 

At Denver, the hierarchy won't allow Manziel to dictate proceedings but it may be a matter of trust issues. Can they trust Johnny Manziel to clean up his act and begin acting like a professional football player? 

And that is the key question because if he cuts out the drinking and the partying, he has the qualities to mature into an exceptional talent.

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