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Johnny Manziel Is Reportedly Close To A New Football Deal

The Spun logoThe Spun 12/12/2020 Matt Lombardi
Johnny Manziel smiling in his Texas A&M football uniform. © Provided by The Spun Johnny Manziel smiling in his Texas A&M football uniform.

Former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel may not be done with football just yet. TMZ Sports is reporting that Manziel is in “serious talks” to play in a new league in 2021.

The “Fan Controlled Football” league, which lets fans call plays instead of coaches, is reportedly close to signing Manziel to a deal. TMZ reports that celebrities Quavo, Mike Tyson and Marshawn Lynch are going to be team owners.

Manziel hasn’t played since 2019, but he’d still be the most noteworthy player in the league. The question is whether he thinks it could help him get back into more serious football.

Manziel was a first-round pick for the Cleveland Browns back in 2014. He lasted just two seasons in the league before being cut.

Manziels’ post-NFL career has included stints in the CFL and the AAF. He’s never been close to finding a way back to the NFL.

Manziel had a legendary career at Texas A&M, winning the Heisman Trophy in 2012. He was highly regarded entering the 2014 NFL Draft, but inconsistent play and off-field issues doomed his professional career.

It’ll be interesting to see how a league controlled by fans can work. Manziel seems like the perfect kind of player for such an idea.

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