Johnny Manziel will now have another opportunity to show what he can do on an American professional football field.

The former Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M and first-round selection by the Cleveland Browns burned out in the NFL after only two seasons, which is incredibly rare for a quarterback taken so high in the draft, but Manziel has not hidden from the fact he needed to get his life in order away from the field before he could ever find success on the field.

After playing in the Canadian Football League for one season, Manziel was quickly picked up by the AAF. According to a report from NFL insider Benjamin Allbright, Manziel was cut in the CFL for failing to report to a mandatory counseling session. The CFL’s loss quickly turned into the AAF’s gain, particularly in Memphis.

“I’m very excited to be here. What a great opportunity this is to be a part of this team with a coach like Coach Singletary and just being around the guys, what a great opportunity,” Manziel said Tuesday during his introductory press conference. “I’m very excited to start this chapter.

Based on what Manziel had to say upon his arrival in Memphis, the work he has to do off the field is a day by day process but being a member of a football team helps those efforts.

“I’ve done a lot of soul searching and a lot of looking at myself in the mirror coming to the realization that when I’m on the football field and when I’m on a team, my life is substantially better,” Manziel continued. “And that doesn’t change just being here, walking into the locker room, seeing the guys, getting to be one of the guys, better back into it, getting into the playbook, getting back into being around coaches and being coached is all I can ask for in my life and what I want to do with my life.”

You can watch a segment of Manziel’s introduction below, courtesy of the Memphis Express: