Johnny Manziel: Ex-Browns Quarterback Living With Former Teammate Josh Gordon, Report Says
According to an ESPN report, the free agent quarterback is sharing a home with former Cleveland Browns teammate Josh Gordon in Los Angeles. But Manziel, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2012 when he was with Texas A&M, told TMZ Saturday he is living with Broncos linebacker Von Miller—an Aggies alum himself. Gordon is currently suspended by the NFL, while Miller was MVP of Super Bowl 50.
“I’m living out here with my guy, Von Miller. Everybody knows Von Miller. Super Bowl MVP, Von Miller, my brother. I’m living with him right now,” Manziel told TMZ on Saturday night. “We’re getting our lives together, bro.”
Sources at ESPN, however are saying that Manziel—the 2014 first-round pick who was released this offseason and has yet to sign with another team—is staying with Gordon in an apartment off of Sunset Boulevard.
“We’re getting our lives together, bro.”
— ESPN (@espn) April 10, 2016
Gordon led the NFL in receiving yards in 2013 with 1,646, despite missing a pair of games. The former All-Pro missed the entire 2015 season though after violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. He has applied for reinstatement and is awaiting a decision from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Meanwhile, the two-time All-Pro Miller has accumulated 60.0 sacks in just five seasons in Denver. A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Miller’s pair of strip sacks on Cam Newton in Super Bowl 50 single-handedly won the game for the Broncos.
— ESPN (@espn) April 11, 2016
The Broncos, which lost co-starting quarterbacks Peyton Manning (retirement) and Brock Osweiler (free agency), were linked to Manziel this past week, when a pair of team sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Denver coach Gary Kubiak spoke with the former Heisman Trophy winner.
Though no deal has been made, Miller seems to be in favor of Manziel becoming his teammate.
“If I had to make my decision on it, he would already be on the Broncos,” Miller told reporters Friday. “But we’ve got guys in the front office that make those decisions, and they put us in championships with those decisions.”