Lance Zierlein is a sports talk host in Houston and had this to say on a recent podcast:
“Lovie Smith and Jason Licht love Johnny Manziel…love love love,” Zierlein said during his weekly podcast. “Lovie was there at his pro day, and he was there for Mike Evans as well, but I know that Lovie Smith loves Johnny Manziel.”
Zierlein, along with the other hosts on the podcast all said that they were surprised by this news, but Zierlein said he believed his source fully.
“I’ve been told that if Manziel makes it to seven, he won’t get past the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,” Zierlein continued. “They think that highly of him.” – Tampa CBS
Could the Buccaneers really pass on a receiver in the draft and select Johnny Football? Could they pass on other options?
The Buccaneers already have Mike Glennon on the roster and they signed Josh McCown to a deal this offseason as well. It wouldn’t make much sense for the Buccaneers to select a quarterback with their top selection in the draft, but LOVE makes you do some stupid things.
It would be an interesting addition to the roster. Manziel is a dynamic player that can make things happen with his feet. He also would have Vincent Jackson to launch the football over to. That would make a nice duo, but why would the team do it with quarterbacks already on the roster?