Is Johnny Manziel thinking about a comeback?
While the 28-year-old is no longer playing pro-football, he may have found a new league to use his skills.
According to TMZ Sports, Manziel is close to signing a new deal for the “Fan Controlled Football” league. The league is set to debut in February 2021. It is based all around what the fans want.
It will consist of four different teams where the fans pick everything, including the play calls. The games will be streaming live on Twitch. Additionally, Quavo, Mike Tyson, and Marshawn Lynch will all be team owners.
Manziel is reportedly in talks with Bob Menery, who owns the Zappers team.
According to FCF’s official site, the four teams have already worked with the fans of their squad to pick out a name and logo. The next step is drafting players and beginning to call plays.
The teams are Glacier Boyz, Zappers, Beasts, and Wild Aces. All fans have to do is pick a team and then start making decisions and placing bets on the teams.
Is Johnny Manziel Football Ready?
The Zappers would likely have a huge advantage with a former NFL quarterback on their team. However, Johnny Manziel hasn’t played since 2018.
Manziel played two seasons with the Cleveland Browns. He then switched over to Canadian football. Here he played with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Montreal Alouettes.
The quarterback is most known for his college football days. He played for Texas A&M and broke the record for being the first freshman to pass 3,000 yards and rush 1,000 yards.
He won the Heisman Trophy, Manning Award, Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, and the Cotton Bowl trophy after a victory against Oklahoma.
Once he entered the NFL, he struggled with consistency and was not signed by another team after the Browns let him go.
According to USA Today, the former Browns quarterback was benched and replaced as the starter. It happened after a video surfaced of him partying during the team’s bye week. This decision would ultimately be a factor in no teams wanting to sign him the next season, leading him to Canadian football.