After being banned from playing in the Canadian Football League, Johnny Manziel may be quickly snapped up by another football league.
If you missed the news from earlier this week, the CFL claims Manziel did not honor the agreement made with the league upon his arrival last offseason. Manziel signed a two-year deal and was traded midseason within the league. He was released before making it to the second year of his deal.
Now the chairman for the Alliance of American Football claims the league is offering the former Texas A&M quarterback an opportunity to play in their league and has been in contact with Manziel’s camp regarding a tryout. Based on Manziel’s comments after news broke that the Montreal Alouettes were releasing him, the former Aggie signal caller appears would be interested in playing in the league.
“Right now, it’s a decision of the GMs, and they can decide what they want to do,” AAF Chairman Tom Dundon told USA TODAY Sports recently. “If talent-wise this is close, the negative of him is that there is drama with him and you are trying to win games and build a team. The positive is that he brings in fans and attention.”
Manziel started eight games for the Alouettes last season, passing for 1,280 yards. He also added five touchdowns but had seven interceptions. The San Antonio AAF franchise holds Manziel’s rights at this time. The team is currently quarterbacked by former Toledo QB Logan Woodside.
While San Antonio may hold Manziel’s rights, Condon said all eight AAF teams would have the opportunity to attend any workout that is held for the former Heisman Trophy winner.