Former Texas A&M QB and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel has been working toward a return to football.
He’s been teasing his comeback with the #ComebackSZN on Twitter and other social media platforms, and on Wednesday, #ComebackSZN took a big step forward.
According to Manziel’s Twitter, the former star quarterback will participate in the NFL Spring League, which starts in late March in Austin:
Back in Texas where it all started. I'll be joining @TheSpringLeague in Austin to get #ComebackSZN started! Can't wait to get back on the field and show NFL scouts what I can do! #cantwaitforspring pic.twitter.com/zMk5223HCc
— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) February 14, 2018
In a statement released to Bleacher Report, Manziel said his goal is to make it back to the NFL in the near future:
“Football has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. Sometimes you take for granted how much you value something until it’s gone. My goal is to make it back to the NFL and I realize I have to earn that privilege. The Spring League has provided me with a great opportunity to play ball again, and ultimately, that is all I want to do. I miss the competition. I’d like to thank Brian Woods and The Spring League staff for this opportunity to play the game I love. I’ve made my share of mistakes, but I’m 25 years old and I know my best football is ahead of me.”
At 25 years old, Manziel does still have some time to figure things out. Aaron Rodgers didn’t start for the Green Bay Packers until his age-25 season, and that has worked out pretty well for both him and the team.
However, Manziel has a long road to getting back to the pros, and it’ll be interesting to see how he handles the pressure this spring.