The Jets and Giants were among 13 NFL teams to watch former Heisman Trophy winner and 2014 first-round pick Johnny Manziel throw at the University of San Diego on Thursday afternoon, ESPN reported. The Bears, Browns, Chargers, Chiefs, Patriots, Raiders, Titans, Lions, Jaguars, Panthers and Buccaneers along with the two New York teams watched Manziel’s throwing session.
It was San Diego’s Pro Day and Manziel agreed to throw for some of the interested NFL teams.
As some Jets officials were watching Manziel, general manager Mike Maccagnan, coach Todd Bowles and offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates attended a private workout of UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen Thursday morning in Los Angeles.
Manziel, a former first-round pick of the Browns, has dealt with off-the-field issues since turning pro. During an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” in February, Manziel said he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and admitted to alcohol problems. Manziel faces a suspension by the NFL for an alleged domestic abuse incident involving a former girlfriend.
On the field, Manziel went 2-6 as a starter for the Browns and completed just 57 percent of his passes.