Former Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel was recently released by the Montreal Alouettes. Subsequently, the Canadian Football League forbade other teams in the league from signing him.
What led to his blacklisting has not been made clear at this time, but he’s running out of pro football leagues willing to take a chance on him.
One of those leagues is the new Alliance of American Football. On Wednesday, co-founder Bill Polian said the AAF is doing its due diligence on bringing Manziel on board:
#AAF Co-founder Bill Polian on Johnny Manziel: We had feelers out to people close to him. We're in the process of going through due diligence. I would say it’s 50 percent done. We don’t intend to comment on anything on Johnny personally for reasons that are legally obvious."
— Ben Kercheval (@BenKercheval) March 6, 2019
Manziel would be a big name for the AAF to add, but with the season already underway, it remains to be seen if there are any teams that would be interested in signing him.
He clearly has a lot of talent, but off-field issues have hurt his ability to stay on the field. We’ll see what’s next for the Heisman-winning quarterback soon, though.