Johnny Football is officially back! After months of speculation, Johnny Manziel has spurned the CFL to join the developmental “Spring League”.
Johnny Manziel has signed on to play full contact football again — as a quarterback in the upcoming “Spring League.”
The league kicks off on March 28 in Austin, TX — and during the 2017 season, several NFL scouts attended games to check out some of the players,.
Previous Spring League players include Greg Hardy and Kellen Winslow Jr.
Manziel issued a statement saying, “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.”
The Spring League debuted last year and is a showcase for available players who didn’t get drafted to get into the NFL. Apparently Manziel didn’t want to get tied up in the CFL and be forced to stay in Canada for two seasons.
At least Johnny is playing football again we’ll see if he’s good enough to make it back to the NFL.