Former Texas A&M star QB Johnny Manziel teased a comeback on his Instagram page late Saturday night, and now it appears he’s taking steps toward returning to a football field.
His Canadian Football League rights are owned by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who didn’t sign him at the end of last season.
However, according to a statement released by the team on Sunday, the Tiger-Cats are officially negotiating a contract with the former Heisman winner after making him an offer at the end of a recent 10-day negotiation window (via ESPN.com):
“As per the negotiation list process, Johnny Manziel and his agent recently notified the Tiger-Cats that they had activated the 10-day window during which the Tiger-Cats must offer him a contract or lose his negotiation list rights. That window closed today and we can confirm that we made an offer to Manziel, and that his rights will remain on our negotiation list while discussions with he and his agent continue. We will have no further comment.”
As mentioned in the statement, this isn’t necessarily a guarantee Manziel ends up with Hamilton, but he’ll at least have some clarity with his CFL future in the coming days.
He wants to pay football again, and it will be interesting to see where he ends up.