Dec 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) celebrates defeating the Duke Blue Devils during the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Texas A&M won 52-48. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Tampa Bay Buccaneers impressed by Johnny Manziel


The most heavily discussed and interesting prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft has been former Texas A&M Aggies’ quarterback Johnny Manziel.

Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, has stirred up a lot of debate about how successful he can be in the NFL with his style of play.

One team that has been especially impressed with Manziel is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“He had a very impressive interview,” Bucs general manager Jason Licht told Rick Stroud of The Tampa Bay Times.“We had a great day with him. Lovie and him have Texas roots. We enjoyed every minute that he was here. Sharp guy.

“He’s the Heisman Trophy winner,” Licht said. “A lot of the situations he’s been in you can’t blame him for. If I were young and had a Heisman Trophy on my mantle, I’d probably be in a lot more trouble than the next guy. So I think we’re just going to make the best football decision, what’s best for our football team and I think Lovie and his staff can handle the rest of it.”

The Bucs signed free agent quarterback Josh McCown and return last year’s starter, Mike Glennon, but clearly could use an upgrade in talent at the position.

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  • 65yt

    A lot of teams would love him, but at what cost? Draft picks? I think not.bucs have McCown, Glen, and Kitka, could draft a third or fourth rounder for competition. But the next few years will bring better QBs to the Draft, Bucs can trade up then when the QB position is their only weak link. TB needs to fill seats BADLY, only winning will bring the fans back. Not a flashy bench warmer. Why did the Bucs only get one prime time deal this season? Have you seen the Barron stands? And I don’t mean Mark Barron.