Reports surfaced on Thursday that the New Orleans Saints and head coach Sean Payton have “taken an interest” in free-agent quarterback Johnny Manziel.
FA QB Johnny Manziel has kept a low-profile as he trains for a return. #Saints coach Sean Payton appears to have taken an interest in him.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 23, 2017
This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise considering Manziel is still only 24 years old and is seen as a talented quarterback. Though, there’s surely a whole lot more that comes into play here.
First off, Manziel is facing a suspension once he returns to the NFL. Secondly, the former Heisman winner has a long history of off-field issues, including a domestic violence case and substance abuse.
Is New Orleans a good fit for Manziel? How would the dynamic work out?
Here’s a look at four reasons why Johnny Manziel to the Saints makes absolutely no sense.