At the same time, Manziel and Rob Gronkowski would form a dangerous duo on the field that would be tough for defenses to account for. They could also be stars in a highly rated reality TV show.
Fellow insider Albert Breer added some context to the Patriots' visits, tweeting that the team also visited with Blake Bortles last week. That could be further confirmation that they're looking for a possible replacement for Brady, but it would be tough to see either quarterback being around when the Patriots select at No. 29 overall.
Perhaps it's just due diligence in case Manziel Mania is overblown and he slips to the end of the first round. Until then, fans can only dream about the possibility of Johnny Football in a New England uniform.