Dec 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) carries the ball for a three yard touchdown against the Duke Blue Devils in the 2013 Chick-fil-a Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Oakland Raiders sending Dennis Allen to Johnny Manziel Pro day


The Oakland Raiders recently acquired Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub and that seemed to throw them off from drafting a quarterback with their first-round draft pick. But while Schaub appears to be the starter and head coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie are in win-now mode, the team is still going to have a strong presence at the Pro Day of Johnny Manziel.

According to Raiders beat writer Vic Tafur, Oakland is not only sending head coach Dennis Allen to Manziel’s Pro Day, but he’s bringing Offensive Coordinator Greg Olsen and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo with him as well.

It’s very possible that Mark Davis wants the Raiders to draft Manziel for the future of the team, even if Allen and McKenzie might not be around to see the guy they drafted blossom. Still, there’s no guarantee that Manziel will fall to them but they clearly want to be ready if he does.

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  • PEDOPHILESDIENOW

    Tough decision! “Win now” or rebuild, not sure if they gonna win now with Schaub, Johnny football the way to go!

  • Bob

    The Raiders take a QB at number 5, I won’t even watch them this year, the Raiders have too any holes to use two picks on QBs this year.

    • David Echard

      Don’t watch. If anyone thinks Matt Schaub(Carson Palmer 2.0) is anything more than a 1-2 year stopgap, you’re kidding yourself.
      If a Manziel, Bortles, or Bridgewater are there at 5. You draft them and worry about the rest late.

  • bsturk

    Already know mckenzie and his infatuation with men name matt can’t see skill. Just wonder how bad these clowns can screw it ip