The Montreal Alouettes have released former Heisman Trophy winner and Cleveland Brown Johnny Manziel. The termination of his contract came at the direction of the Canadian Football League after it was discovered that Manziel broke the agreement he had with the CFL that made him eligible for the league.
First reported by Ian Rapoport with this tweet:
The CFL has already stated that they will not register a contract if any other CFL team would try to sign him. So what now for Johnny? He still has his podcast with Barstool Sports, Comeback SZN, and is surely going to return to the United States to explore football opportunities.
I just want him to know that he still has fans here. In fact, I will be rocking his neon orange #2 Browns jersey in Indianapolis this weekend for the NFL Combine. I want to watch him thrive in football again like he did in college. If only there was a professional team in Texas that plays competition similar to college teams…
Dare I say… time for a move to the AAF? I am sure the San Antonio Commanders would love to have him.
I have watched my fair share of AAF games and I can tell you one thing. They do no live up to the hype. We were expecting some quality football after the Super Bowl and all we were given was a minor league disappointment.
The League is in shambles, it is going under financially, and it needs a savior. When humanity needed a savior, God sent Jesus. When the AAF needs a savior, who will God send? Again, Jesus Christ himself… Mr. Tim Tebow.
Here are 8 quarterbacks that would be perfect for the AAF.
Tim Tebow Touchdown Timmy says he is all in on baseball, but I don’t buy it. If an NFL team came knocking, he would drop the Mets organization like a girl trying to take his virginity. Hard to believe that a guy who spent his whole life trying to perfect one sport would just give up on it.
Johnny Manziel I am sure that you could tell this one was coming. Look, Canada is cold and the only thing he should be backing up is a Range Rover into his parents’ garage door. Come home to Texas, Johnny. The defenses in the AAF are similar to the bad defenses in the SEC which is where you shined.
Jay Cutler How great would it be if Jay Cutler and Steve Spurrier teamed up? The only play in their playbook would be Four Verticals. Fifty yard bombs every play. They wouldn’t even need to punt, because the ball would eventually get intercepted way down the field. I know he is probably told old, busy with the Cutlets (his kids) and his tv show; not to mention that there is no way he gives enough of a shit to have anyone tell him what to do anymore. Regardless, I am sure that there are plenty of Bear’s fans that want to see Mr. Fourth Quarter suit up again.
Mark Sanchez Sanchez is just so good at embarrassing himself. I don’t think that I appreciated it enough the first time around. If given a second opportunity, I promise not take it for granted.
Nathan Peterman I have heard that the AAF has been having a problem with scoring lately. Wanna guarantee at least two touchdowns by opposing defenses every game?
Brock Osweiler It is incredible that this man is still on an NFL roster and I am not (no invite to the combine yet again *sadface). 6’7″ is a great height for a quarterback in theory, but in game it has not proved to mean that much. In practice, it must be okay since that is the only squad he is ever going to make in the NFL.
Chad Kelly and Maty Mauk Wanna get real honest for a sec? The only reason I want these guys to suit up again is because I have not heard anything about them in a while and want to know if they are okay. We all heard about $wag Kelly getting arrested for drunkenly walking into a stranger’s house and getting cut from the Broncos. Haven’t heard a thing since. But what about Maty? Could someone check up on him for me? Last I heard, he was at Eastern Kentucky.
Both Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks. Both serious threats through the air and ground. Both truly amazing college football players.
This is a debate that has kept me up at night the same way these two players have kept coaches up. Lamar Jackson was a human cheat code. He would juke at the line of scrimmage and break somebody’s ankles 20 yards down the field. His coach at Louisville, Bobby Petrino, forgot to install an offense or so it seemed, and just let Lamar do what he wanted. Check one read for the long ball then run. Say what you will about that style of play, but it won him a Heisman.
Johnny, on the other hand, wasn’t so much an unfair advantage athletically. Sure, he was fast and could air the ball out like Pat Mahomes, but what he lacked skill-wise, he made up for by being the smartest person on the field with a chip on his shoulder. Keep in mind he was recruited as a safety. Johnny’s ability to make something out of nothing, out smart defenders and make people look silly was incredible. Even more impressive since he was probably hungover for some of them.
I am not giving the career stats since those are for losers.