“Johnny Football” is back in action! Well, sort of…
Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel recently joined the Alliance of American Football, signing with the Memphis Express. After unsuccessful stints in both the NFL and CFL, Manziel is once again attempting to regain his form with a return to the highest level surely serving as his ultimate goal.
A former Heisman Trophy winner and collegiate standout, who attended Texas A&M, Manziel quickly went from first round NFL Draft pick to NFL bust. Even so, the former Browns signal caller now believes that he can excel at any level — including as a member of the Alliance of American Football's Memphis Express.
“My confidence level is high,” Manziel recently said, via the Associated Press. “I believe I still have a unique skill set and still have the ability to play at any level anywhere.”
Though troubled, which has seemingly led to the majority of his faltering over the years, Manziel now appears to be in much betters spirits this time around.
“I’ve done a lot of soul searching and a lot of looking at myself in the mirror and coming to the realization that when I’m on a football field and on a team, my life is substantially better,” he added, via the Associated Press.
Originally selected by the Browns with the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Manziel went on to make a mere two starts for Cleveland 2014-15 and another six in 2015-16 before being released by the AFC North franchise in March 2016.