It looks like Johnny Manziel will continue to press on with his football career. He will just have to go north of the border to do it.
Early on Saturday morning, the former Aggies star quarterback announced his news via Twitter.
Made the decision today to sign my contract with the CFL and further my football career after a long break. Very grateful for everyone that’s been supporting me along the way. I believe this is the best opportunity for me moving forward and I’m eager for what the future holds.
— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) May 19, 2018
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats hold Manziel’s rights, and the team announced that Manziel had signed a two-year deal.
Manziel will have to beat out a roster that includes former Oregon/Ole Miss QB Jeremiah Masoli, who started 10 of the team’s 18 games a season ago, for the chance to play this season.
Manziel’s comeback began in April when he took part in two games with a developmental football league called the Spring League. He showed flashes that reminded people why he was such an intriguing prospect prior to the Cleveland Browns drafting him No. 22 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Now, the 25-year old from Tyler, Texas, will get a chance to show that he can still play at a high level. Will that be enough to entice an NFL franchise to take a flier on him down the road?
Either way, Johnny Football appears to be back.