Johnny Manziel To Play In Spring League

After a two-year absence, Johnny Manziel is back on a professional football roster. No, it's not the NFL -- not yet, anyway -- but Manziel, the former Heisman Trophy winner and Browns' 2014 first-round pick, announced Saturday that he plans to sign a two-year deal with the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

This development comes six weeks after Manziel took part in the Spring League, a four-team developmental league that played two games over five days. The quarterback showed glimpses of the form that made him one of the most exciting players in college football.

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Johnny Manziel (@jmanziel2) is rolls out and throws it deep to WR Antwan Goodley! #TheSpringLeague

— The Spring League (@TheSpringLeague) April 7, 2018

But Manziel won't be gifted the starting job in Hamilton simply based on his past accomplishments.

"Let me tell you something right now, he's got his work ahead of him to beat out Jeremiah [Masoli]," Tiger-Cats coach June Jones said of Manziel, via the National Post.

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Johnny Manziel To Play In Spring League


Johnny Manziel To Play In Spring League