Manziel accounts for two touchdowns in second Spring League game

AP

Quarterback Johnny Manziel’s South team currently is playing the second of two 2018 Spring League games. So far, Manziel has performed well.

He has a pair of rushing touchdowns, one to the right from 14 yards away and another to the left from four yards out, capped with a dive to the pylon.

Manziel also completed a 50-yard bomb, rolling to the right (as usual) to buy time before finding an open receiver deep down the field. For the first half of action, Manziel completed eight of 10 passes, for 145 yards.

If Manziel’s performances in the Spring League don’t win him a spot on an NFL roster, he’ll potentially head to the CFL. In time, he could perform well enough there to earn a spot in the NFL.

Still, Manziel has a long way to go before he gets back to the NFL, where he spent two seasons in Cleveland before washing out of the league.

16 responses to “Manziel accounts for two touchdowns in second Spring League game

  1. Just can’t wait for the genius expert writers to tell us all how terrible this guy is and how easy it is to play against this level of competition (aspiring football players who have demonstrated some talent to have a shot at playing at the NFL level).

    Wait, what about all of those UFA guys from small schools and with other issues who experts flat out declared had no business in the NFL, but have played long enough in the NFL to earn a NFL pension?

    Manziel may never become a star in the NFL, but that is for him and the NFL to decided on the field of play.

  2. phillyphinsfan says:
    April 12, 2018 at 8:27 pm
    How did Kaep do? We know he wants to play in the NFL more than the spoiled rich kid.
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    He obviously doesn’t want to play badly enough to be in the Spring league like some other guys…

  3. Unfortunately for him he’s going to have to show a lot more to get another shot at the NFL. Teams want to see if he’s serious about playing football instead of partying like it’s 1999. He only has one person to blame for that–himself.

  4. From what I read today, Kaep values protest over playing, even after sitting out a year. That doesn’t sound all in to me. At least Manziel is making the right noises.

  5. We all know Manziel has raw talent. What he needs to show is that he can 1) learn a playbook and 2) stay sober. And that’s just going to take time.

  6. cheapseater says:
    April 12, 2018 at 8:49 pm
    phillyphinsfan says:
    April 12, 2018 at 8:27 pm
    How did Kaep do? We know he wants to play in the NFL more than the spoiled rich kid.
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    He obviously doesn’t want to play badly enough to be in the Spring league like some other guys…

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    You know you have to be invited to play in the Spring league, right? Oh, details don’t matter to you? Sorry, carry on.

  7. How many passing TDs? How many INTs? Passing is a QB’s job in the NFL. I don’t see how this guy has any chance whatsoever at the highest levels of the sport. I can’t even see him winning a lot of games at the CFL level.

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