Johnny Manziel on the move again, signs with AAF’s Memphis Express

Carrie Guzman
March 17, 2019

Johnny Manziel is officially joining the AAF. The Alouettes released Manziel in early 2019 when CFL announced Manziel had "contravened the agreement which made him eligible to play in the league".

Johnny Manziel, formerly of the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, has signed with the AAF's Memphis Express.

After stops in the NFL and Canadian Football League, Johnny Manziel will continue his football career in the Alliance of American Football.

The AAF allocates players to teams closest to the region in which they played college football, which means that the San Antonio Commanders had the right to add Manziel, who played at Texas A&M.

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On Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the former Browns QB has signed with the up-start Alliance of American Football League. They started with former Penn State standout Christian Hackenberg, who was drafted in the second round of the 2016 National Football League draft by the New York Jets. Brandon Silvers filled in for Mettenberger after he exited with an ankle injury in the 22-9 loss to the Stallions. Manziel was released by the CFL on February 27, citing Manziel had "contravened the agreement which made him eligible to play in the league". Mettenberger had replaced Christian Hackenberg as Memphis' starter, so coach Mike Singletary could look to Manziel to lead his squad.

"It's great for football, it's great for the guys who need more opportunity, need more film and time to play, " the QB said.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Manziel has dealt with several off-field issues. He spent two seasons with the Cleveland Browns after being picked up in the 2014 National Football League draft, but went 2-6 as their starting quarterback.

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