Johnny Manziel has been cleared to sign with teams in the Canadian Football League.
ESPN reported the following Thursday afternoon:
The Canadian Football League has approved former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel for a 2018 contract, the league announced Thursday.
Manziel’s CFL rights are owned by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who worked him out in September. Thursday’s announcement does not necessarily mean that Manziel will play in the CFL in 2018, but the league’s decision, after months of background work that included an investigation into Manziel’s 2016 domestic violence charge, gives the Tiger-Cats the green light to sign him or trade his rights.
Let’s go! Johnny Football is nearly back. This is the news we’ve all been waiting for. Sure, it’s not exactly the NFL, but it’s the first step towards getting him back on the big stage. Fans have waited so long for this day to come.
Lots of people wanted to give up hope on Manziel and kick him to the curb. I was one of the only people, if not the only person, in the entire media who said he’d make it back. Props to me.
We’re not entirely there yet, but it’s looking good. He could go to Canada, tear it up and get another shot in the NFL. That’s all he can ask for at this point, and that’s not too bad.
The Manziel signing watch is officially in full swing.