Former Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel is playing football again, this time in the brand new FCF. For what it’s worth, he is ready to celebrate with his new team, no matter the outcome of the game.
Manziel’s team, the Zappers, lost in their first game. The former NFL first-round pick didn’t look that great, but it didn’t matter too much to him.
“The product will keep getting better as the weeks go on,’’ the ex-Browns signal-caller said, per USA Today Sports. “Good start even with the loss. You know, win or lose we booze on the Zappers.”
Johnny Football struggled and looked like a shell of himself in the brand new Fan Controlled Football league. The new competition has four teams and is controlled by the fans, as the name says. The fans call the plays and pick the rosters, and they even had the choice of team names and logos.
Manziel went just 1-of-5 for 11 yards, but he caught the attention of everybody as he rushed for 38 yards on the first play from scrimmage. Johnny Manziel has come a long way since his 2012 Heisman Trophy campaign, from playing with the Browns and then landing in the AAF before that league folded quickly.
It was his first game since 2019 when he suited up in the AAF, and at 28 years old after bouncing around from league to league, it’s unclear how much longer he plays football.
Nonetheless, Manziel is having fun again after his forgettable years with the Browns. While it is nothing new, it is certainly great to see him ready to celebrate with his new team after every game in the FCF.