Johnny Manziel on Spring League: I got to do exactly what I want to do

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The second and final doubleheader of the Spring League season was played on Thursday night and Johnny Manziel was once again the center of attention in Austin, Texas.

Manziel ran for two touchdowns in the first half of the game and completed 10-of-16 passes for 188 yards and an interception over the entire contest to wrap up his long-awaited return to game action.

“I got to do exactly what I want to do and what I’ve been missing for the last two years,” Manziel said, via ESPN.com.

Now Manziel will turn his attention to figuring out where he’ll play his next game. He’s said he’ll play in the CFL if no NFL job materializes.

“I’m straight back to working out and doing what I did when I came here,” Manziel said. “Everything else will sort itself out. I’m trying to do what I can do to come back to playing football whatever capacity that is. We know when deadlines are. We have another month or so to work out and not worry about anything.”

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who hold Manziel’s CFL rights, start training camp in the middle of May.

16 responses to “Johnny Manziel on Spring League: I got to do exactly what I want to do

  1. I get the strange feeling Jerry will sign him and then hire a babysitter. But I’d rather have him than Kaepernick.

  2. Not too keen on the guy but applaud his making efforts to work his way back to the NFL. If he keeps it up and keeps his nose clean someone will give him another chance. Kaep should take note.

  3. He doesn’t have an NFL arm… nothing else matters… he could be clean as a whistle, he could know everything there is to know about football…but he simply cannot throw a pass more than 20 yds with any zip…You can’t just lob softballs at receivers..the defense will cheat up to the line of scrimmage to stop the run and the dink and dunk passes…

  4. If he is serious, why wouldn’t he go to the CFL. Look at Doug Flutie – he kicked around the NFL for a few years, jumped started his career in Cananda (probably the greatest QB, along with Warren Moon, in their history) came back and made a pro bowl w/Buffalo and San Diego.

    Cameron Wake is another guy who comes to mind. The CFL is not a consolation prize. It can be a jumping off point

  5. No comparison between him and Kaep. Much more talent than K, and knows what country is responsible for his opportunities and lifestyle. He’ll play this year, probably in CFL, then back to NFL next year.

  6. Isn’t his current problematic situation a derivative of him “do(ing) exactly what I want to do”? Why again is this seen as a good thing for him?

  7. stew48 says:
    April 13, 2018 at 9:14 am

    No comparison between him and Kaep. Much more talent than K, and knows what country is responsible for his opportunities and lifestyle. He’ll play this year, probably in CFL, then back to NFL next year.
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    Kaep destroys Manziel as far as talent goes. Manziel was an immediate failure in the NFL & Kaepernick was the starting QB in a Super Bowl. Kaep was the most dangerous player in the league for defenses his 1st few seasons, until defenses figured him out. There is no comparison.

  8. He needs to wake up and prepare for Canada. I don’t see how being buried on a NFL team’s 90 player roster is better than starting in Canada. Maybe money wise but what good does that do when you get cut? Go start in the CFL and play your best football then the NFL will give you a second chance but not before.

  9. He essentially was playing against really good high school football players and guys that went undrafted in hope of making it. Even then he wasn’t dazzling.

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