Montreal wanted Manziel for a while

AP

So how did quarterback Johnny Manziel end up being traded from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to the Montreal Alouettes? It was a move that was in the making before Manziel signed Hamilton.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Montreal had wanted Manziel for a while. The Alouettes had wanted dibs on Manziel, but Hamilton had declined to trade his rights. Montreal had called Hamilton multiple times about doing a deal.

The Tiger-Cats relented after seeing Jeremiah Masoli get off to a solid start. And it helps that Montreal gave up starting defensive end Jamaal Westerman, starting receiver Chris Williams, and first-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021. (Hamilton also included offensive linemen Tony Washington and Landon Rice in the package.)

For Manziel’s part, he didn’t push for a trade, opting instead for patience. The patience has now paid off.

Given the quality of the Montreal team, that could be a good news/bad news proposition for Manziel. Either way, #ComebackSZN has gotten a boost — and all those folks who bought No. 2 Tiger-Cats jerseys may be looking for refunds.

26 responses to “Montreal wanted Manziel for a while

  1. Johns Manziel is the 2012 Heisman winner, winning it as a Freshman… He also won the SEC Freshman of the Year Award, College Football Performance National Freshman of the Year Award, and the Davey O’Brien Award. So yeah he was a pretty good college quarterback…

  2. “After Sunday’s trade, the Tiger-Cats offered any fan with a Manziel Hamilton jersey a complimentary $100 gift card to use in the team store if he/she wanted to return it.”

    -For any of those fans who are “looking for a refund”.

  3. “After Sunday’s trade, the Tiger-Cats offered any fan with a Manziel Hamilton jersey a complimentary $100 gift card to use in the team store if he/she wanted to return it.”

    -For any of those fans who are “looking for a refund”.

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    100 Canadian Dollars? So that’s like a foam “Hamilton is #1” foam hand at the inflated store prices right?

  4. Trade probably had league support. Why have one of the bigger names in your league sitting on a bench in a small market ? You want the media to notice you ? Put a big name in a large market.
    Doesn’t matter what he does, the cameras will be there.

  5. kevines255 says:

    July 23, 2018 at 10:50 am

    The Cleveland Browns didn’t want him…let that sink in…
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    Counterpoint: I bet a lot of quarterbacks in the last 2 decades wishes Cleveland had passed on them (and yes I hate myself for using a pun there)

  6. Montreals quarterback play has been absolutely brutal this year. Manziel wasnt going to get to play behind Masoli in Hamilton. Apparently the coach in Montreal has liked Johnny since high school. At least now he gets a chance to play and show what hes got.

  7. They gave up two starts AND two first round draft picks for Manziel? Maybe they should take a drug test. That’s an awful lot for Manziel given his past. They must think he’s going to start automatically and play lights out. We’ll see.

    If he plays well and puts up big number it might be a good trade. That’s still a lot to give up for one player. Ask the Vikings how the Herschel Walker trade worked out for them.

  8. Hamilton got a lot for Manziel, that’s the good news. Too bad they are stuck with Masoli. He sucks.

    Montreal now has a decent QB. Manziel will be solid there once he gets adjusted to the CFL game.

  9. I hope Montreal wins the gold cup, Stanley cup or grey cup. Or whatever it’s called up there. Go Johnny go!

  10. billsbubb

    Masoli just had a streak of 9 straight games of over 300yds passing broken. I would hardly think that rates as “sucks”, lol

  11. learysdisciples says:
    July 23, 2018 at 10:43 am
    $100 CDN for a Manziel uniform is $4 US.
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    Not exactly sure what planer you’re on, but today $1 US = $.76 CDN.
    Where did you come up with 4, is 4 your IQ?

  12. whenwilliteverend says:
    July 23, 2018 at 11:30 am
    They gave up two starts AND two first round draft picks for Manziel? Maybe they should take a drug test. That’s an awful lot for Manziel given his past. They must think he’s going to start automatically and play lights out. We’ll see.

    If he plays well and puts up big number it might be a good trade. That’s still a lot to give up for one player. Ask the Vikings how the Herschel Walker trade worked out for them.
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    Not just one player, they got two others as well. That makes three, in case you don’t do math. Try to keep up.

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