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Johnny Manziel to New Orleans Saints defies logic for reasons beyond the obvious


Elite Anthony Chickillo Jersey The first Johnny Manziel-Saints bomb dropped at 10:32 a.m. ET. Secondary strikes came at 10:35 a.m. and 10:55 a.m., respectively.

But by the time NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport hit send on his third Manziel-related tweet Thursday morning, Twitter already had been blown up by the idea of the troubled quarterback playing in New Orleans.

The report, via those three tweets:

Elite Roy Miller Jersey Saints coach Sean Payton & Johnny Manziel were spotted together Super Bowl week, at breakfast. They discussed a return to football. … Manziel has kept a low-profile as he trains for a return. Payton appears to have taken an interest in him. … The Saints still need a backup QB. Payton could make the most of Manziel’s talent. Drew Brees would be a perfect mentor. A lot makes sense.

Mostly, though, the second half of his career only hints at what might have been. That he had a 120 OPS+ for those years suggests he might have stayed close to .300 lifetime in Boston.

Lynn hasn’t been on the Hall of Fame radar for years, but it doesn’t bother him much. A father of two and grandfather of three, he lives near San Diego, where he and his wife do work for a charity, the Face Foundation, that helps families that can’t afford operations for their pets. He said the foundation has saved 1,600 pets in five years.

He might not have much chance at Cooperstown, though his career produced much for which he can be proud.

If you look at what I did per game, it matches up with a lot of guys, Lynn said. There’s just not enough games.

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