Reggie Bush says Johnny Manziel ‘still got time’ to prove himself in the CFL
Johnny Manziel’s first career start in the CFL resulted in an absolute mess. Perhaps even the most unforgiving Johnny Football critics did not expect such an outcome, which was a four-interception game (or half) by the former Heisman Trophy winner during last Friday’s 50-11 Montreal Alouettes loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
The aftermath of that disastrous performance by Manziel only amplified the notion held by many that the Texas A&M product’s football career is now over. To them, that atrocious outing should be the final nail in the coffin for Manziel’s NFL comeback attempt. That idea, however, is not shared by former NFL running back Reggie Bush, who still believes that Manziel can get it together, telling TMZ Sports that the dual-threat QB has “still got time” and will just “be alright.”
It’s difficult to view Manziel’s career with as much optimism as Reggie Bush right now. Against the Tiger-Cats, who traded Manziel to Montreal late last month, Manziel completed just 11 of his 20 passes with zero touchdowns to go with those four picks. He wasn’t able to showcase his famed rushing ability either, as he only had four rushing yards on two carries.
Johnny Manziel last appeared in an NFL game in 2015 before getting waived by the Cleveland Browns in March of the following year.
Attitude problems and off-the-field issues have diminished greatly Manziel’s stock in the NFL which eventually led to his early exit from the league.
The Alouettes have lost all of their last four games and are only 1-6 on the season. It’s uncertain whether Montreal will start Manziel in the next game against the Ottawa Redblacks.