DENVER (The Sports Xchange) – Denver star linebacker Von Miller would like the Broncos to sign troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel, his former college teammate at Texas A&M.

It was reported earlier in the week that the Broncos do not plan to sign Manziel, even though head coach Gary Kubiak spoke with him last month about the quarterback’s future.

Kubiak has a personal relationship with Manziel because of their connection to Texas A&M, where both played quarterback and Manziel won the Heisman Trophy in 2012.

Super Bowl MVP Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. The Broncos defeated the Panthers 24-10. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Super Bowl MVP Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. The Broncos defeated the Panthers 24-10. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Miller, the MVP of Super Bowl 50, told MyAggieNation.com that he is willing to facilitate a reunion with Manziel, who was released last month by the Cleveland Browns.

“If I had to make my decision on it, he would already be on the Broncos,” Miller said Friday at an event at Texas A&M. “But we’ve got guys in the front office that make those decisions, and they put us in championships with those decisions. So I’m just going to follow those guys and have those guys take the lead.”

The Broncos currently have just two quarterbacks on their roster — Mark Sanchez and 2015 seventh-round pick Trevor Siemian.

Mark Sanchez on Monday (credit: CBS)

Mark Sanchez on Monday (credit: CBS)

After Peyton Manning retired and heir-apparent starter Brock Osweiler bolted to the Houston Texans, the Broncos acquired Sanchez from the Philadelphia Eagles last month. Siemian didn’t play a snap as a rookie.

Denver has explored a deal for San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick but the sides have been unable to agree on his future contract. Kaepernick rejected taking a pay cut that would have made the trade possible and the 49ers nixed the idea of paying off part of his $11.9 million guaranteed salary for the 2016 season.

Colin Kaepernick (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Colin Kaepernick (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Miller has been showing his support of Manziel this offsseason.

“I don’t think Johnny Football’s days are over in the National Football League,” Miller said during an ESPN Radio interview in February. “If you write him off, you’re wrong. They wrote me off two years ago and look at me, where I’m at today. … I just want him to know I’m supporting him no matter what.”

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