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If you’ve been following Redshirt, or sports in general for that matter, you’d know Johnny Manziel’s return to the states was in the works, after being barred from the nicest football league on the planet, the CFL. Well, it’s official. Johnny Manziel has joined the AAF (Alliance of American Football) and is now the newest member of the Memphis express.
Manziel’s rights were originally owned by the San Antonio Commanders, because of his time at Texas A&M. However, the Commanders are satisfied with their current situation under center with Logan Woodside and released Manziel on waivers.
Manziel, as we have all seen before, has huge playmaking abilities. Single games he played in college can be turned into a stand-alone highlight tape. The only question is can he bring that kind of electricity to the struggling Memphis Express (1-5).
In Manziel’s last season with the Montreal Alouttes, he compiled 1290 yards passing on 106 completions with 5 touchdowns, a sharp drop from the absurd numbers we saw him put up in his time at Texas A&M.
With only Two games left in the AAF 8-game season, Manziel needs to make quick work of proving himself in the league. It is possible we see some action out of him this upcoming week. With the Express being on their fourth quarterback of the season, maybe Johnny Manziel is exactly what they needed.
Being a Money Manziel fan from the start I’m stoked to see him get another chance to show us what he can do, let’s just hope he lasts longer in the AAF than he did in the CFL.