Quarterback Manziel heading to the CFL
Johnny Manziel has revealed he will continue his career in the Canadian Football League.
In a Twitter post on Saturday, the quarterback announced he has decided to sign a two-year contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who own the player's rights.
"Made the decision today to sign my contract with the CFL and further my football career after a long break," Manziel wrote, while adding this was the "best opportunity" for him.
The 25-year-old passed for over 7,800 yards and accumulated 93 total touchdowns in his two-year career at Texas A&M, including winning the Heisman Trophy in 2012.
Manziel was selected 22nd overall by the Browns in the 2014 NFL Draft, but his career was derailed by off-field issues. He appeared in 15 games over two seasons, registering eight total touchdowns while throwing seven interceptions.
The Tiger-Cats finished 2017 in third place of the CFL’s Eastern Division with a 6-12 record, meaning they missed out on the play-offs.
Made the decision today to sign my contract with the CFL and further my football career after a long break. Very grateful for everyone that’s been supporting me along the way. I believe this is the best opportunity for me moving forward and I’m eager for what the future holds.
— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) May 19, 2018