Johnny Manziel set to join AAF, report says

Postado Março 17, 2019

Johnny Football could be back on the field soon.

After stops in the NFL and Canadian Football League, Johnny Manziel will attempt to continue his football career in the Alliance of American Football.

The San Antonio Commanders originally held Manziel's territorial rights in the AAF, but have passed on signing the Texas native and former Aggies star, Schefter reported.

The 26-year-old former Heisman Trophy victor last played for the Montreal Alouettes in 2018, where he threw for almost 1,300 yards, five touchdowns and seven interceptions in eight games. The Express, who have struggled offensively all season, are on their third quarterback, starting with former Jets bust Christian Hackenberg, followed by Zach Mettenberger.

Manziel was a first-round draft pick by Cleveland, but quickly fizzled out there.

Manziel was offered the chance to start working out with AAF teams earlier this month, and was reportedly contacted by the league within 24 hours of him being banned from the CFL.

Manziel entered rehab for alcohol and drug abuse in 2015 while still a member of the Browns. Brandon Silvers played the majority of the game, completing 23 of 37 passes for 242 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions. He entered the 2013 National Football League draft, and was selected No. 22 overall by the Browns.