Published: Sun, March 17, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel signs player agreement with AAF

Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel signs player agreement with AAF

As of this moment Manziel does not have a team, but he will go through the AAF waiver system since the San Antonio Commanders released his college allocation rights.

Former Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel signed with the Alliance of American Football on Saturday night and will join the Memphis Express.

After stops in the NFL and Canadian Football League, Johnny Manziel will attempt to continue his football career in the Alliance of American Football.

He played just two seasons with the team before he was released.

Manziel became one of the most recognizable names in football during a Heisman Trophy-winning campaign at Texas A&M, leading the Aggies to an 11-2 record and an upset of the eventual national-champion Alabama Crimson Tide. Every team in the AAF will now have a chance to sign him in reverse order of the current standings, with the Memphis Express (1-5) getting first priority. Christian Hackenberg started the Express' first three games but was relieved by Zach Mettenberger, who was injured Saturday and replaced by Brandon Silvers.

The statement from the Alliance said that Manziel "will report to Memphis tomorrow, where we all believe he'll benefit from the coaching and mentorship of Mike Singletary". He was 2-6 as a starter with the Montreal Alouettes last season, completing 106 of 165 passes (64.2 percent) for 1,290 yards with five TDs and seven interceptions.

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie announced in December 2017 that the league would approve a contract for Manziel, who at the time was on the Tiger-Cats' negotiation list.

Manziel's CFL action was his first in pro football since December 2015.

Johnny Manziel is back once again. In 2016, a domestic assault charge against Manziel in Dallas was dismissed after he took an anger management course and participated in the NFL's substance abuse program. He entered the 2013 National Football League draft, and was selected No. 22 overall by the Browns.

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