Johnny Manziel’s stint with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats lasted just five games and included zero starts. And on Sunday, the former Heisman Trophy winner and 2014 Browns first-round pick was traded to the Montreal Alouettes.
In case you’re wondering, here are the terms of the deal: In the deal, Hamilton acquired defensive end Jamaal Westerman, wide receiver Chris Williams and two first-round draft picks (2020, 2021) from the Alouettes in exchange for Manziel, offensive lineman Tony Washington and offensive lineman Landon Rice.- Advertisement -
Manziel, 25, was added before the season but couldn’t unseat incumbent Jeremiah Masoli. The lack of playing time wasn’t considered a huge issue; Tiger-Cats coach June Jones said last month that Manziel should be in the NFL, where he last played in December 2015.
“I’ve been pleasantly surprised the last three weeks what a good teammate he is, how smart he is, how he sees the game,” Jones said at the time. “He should be playing in the National Football League, and I believe he will when he gets through with us.”
Turns out, the Tiger-Cats are done with Manziel and he’s still in the CFL and the NFL remains a dream. He signed a two-year deal, which means he won’t be eligible to return to the United States to play football until 2020 (assuming the Alouettes don’t release him).
Source : https://wdef.com/2018/07/22/tiger-cats-trade-johnny-manziel-to-alouettes-after-five-games-and-zero-starts/285