Johnny Manziel’s quest for an NFL comeback will make a stop in Canada.
On Saturday, the former first round pick announced via Barstool Sports that he will head up north and play for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League:
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 19, 2018
Manziel also released this statement via his Twitter account:
Made the decision today to sign my contract with the CFL and further my football career after a long break. Very grateful for everyone that’s been supporting me along the way. I believe this is the best opportunity for me moving forward and I’m eager for what the future holds.
Johnny Manziel was selected No. 22 overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 2014 Draft. He played in just 15 games, recording 7 touchdowns to go along with 7 interceptions. He finished with a record of 2-6 as a starter.
Since out of the league, Manziel has faced his share of controversies, including drug abuse and an accusation of domestic violence.
But ‘Johnny Football’ is back and ready to do whatever it takes to make it back to the NFL, even it means playing in Canada for a season or two.