Feb 21, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel speaks to the media in a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: New England Patriots could be interested in trading for Johnny Manziel


Some interesting news came through the wire on Tuesday night as it was reported that the New England Patriots will be hosting a visit on Wednesday for the one and only Johnny Manziel. Given Manziel’s hype, and the position in which the Patriots will be drafting, this just didn’t seem to add up.

Well, unless the Patriots have a trade plan in place, which Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio believes they may indeed have.

In the event Johnny Manziel slides through the first round, the Patriots may have an opportunity at No. 29 to trade down with a team hoping to vault back into round one to get Manziel.  By fully and completely scouting Manziel, the Pats will have a better sense regarding the appropriate trade compensation for a crack at Manziel.

The Patriots organization and head coach Bill Belichick are no strangers to putting together these compensation packages during the draft to get something they want, but this would more than certainly be the most-publicized move they would ever make.

Again, as we say every year, Tom Brady isn’t getting any younger and no one believes that Ryan Mallett will be sticking around much longer, so it might be time to look to the future in New England.

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  • 65yt

    Haha half their team has to be cut next season because they are over in Cap space, how are they gonna afford Manzel with Brady around?

    • Bandit

      The idea is to trade their pick if JM is available, did you not read the article? Even if they keep the pick they have plenty of cap space this year and next as Rookie contracts are not what they use to be. Also they will cut Revis or redo his contract and cut or redo Mankins contract. Plus they gain the 7.5 million they have tied up in dead money for the a-hole Hernandez. Sorry, but the Pats will have plenty of cap space next year.

  • 65yt

    I did read the article. And I never mentioned the sceme that NE was going to use to get Man’s. I said their cap space is limited and as per an article on this website it was said that the new additions this year plus the old players will be over their cap next year. The article also said that the Pats were shooting for a SB this coming season like the Broncos. If it is not made they expect to make major cuts to their roster. Plus how many years does Brady have left? Revis does not restructure contracts to loose money, as we all could see this Offseason with the Bucs. And I understand the Rookie contracts are much lower then others. At least until the time is up on said contract. I’m just giving NE a hard time. Dynasty days are coming to an end with the loss of Brady. Just except it.