Johnny Manziel signing with the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Speculation has long been surfacing suggesting a potential comeback for former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel. The 25-year-old was been impressing teams with his workouts recently, although the last time Manziel played in the NFL was all the way back in 2015 with the Cleveland Browns.
Saturday morning, Manziel formally announced via Barstool Sports that he will sign with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on a two-year deal.
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Manziel, due to limited options, will have to make his return to professional football by signing with a CFL team first. And now it’s official. Manziel will also do a podcast with Barstool Sports detailing his journey back to football that is called “Comeback SZN,” which aligns with his merchandising brand.
In Manziel’s last NFL work, he threw for 1,500 yards along with seven touchdowns to five interceptions while completing 57.8% of his passes. Manziel was released from Cleveland the following offseason. Meanwhile,Tiger-Cats are coming off a 6-12 season in the CFL — Manziel will come right in and hope to change that.