Following his release from the Cleveland Browns earlier this week, it was pretty obvious that Johnny Manziel wouldn’t immediately latch on to another team through the NFL’s waiver process.
That was confirmed on Saturday when Manziel passed through waivers, meaning that all 31 other teams outside of the Browns decided he wasn’t worth the risk:
Former #Browns QB Johnny Manziel has cleared waivers and is officially a free agent.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2016
While Manziel now becomes a free agent, there unlikely going to be much interest in his services.
In addition to what has to be considered an alcohol problem, the former Heisman winner is the focus of a domestic violence investigation surrounding an incident with his ex-girlfriend Coleen Crowley back in January.
Until that situation plays out, Manziel himself will remain on the street looking for work.
Even if that’s settled without charges being filed, the quarterback’s tendency to create issues off the field might lead teams to draw the conclusion that he’s simply not worth the risk.
Alcohol issues are one thing. But when domestic violence comes up in today’s NFL, that brings a much different conversation to the table.
Manziel, 23, has started a total of eight games in two seasons, posting seven touchdowns compared to five interceptions while leading the Browns to a 2-6 record.