We Should All Be Cheering For Johnny Manziel To Make It In 2018

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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Johnny Manziel is officially cleared to sign in the CFL this upcoming season, and his comeback story is something we should all get behind.

Yes, we all know about how he derailed his NFL career, flamed out and had a downward spiral for the ages. That’s what will make his comeback story so incredible if he can pull it off.

This is America, and we love a great underdog story. It’s why we cheer for upsets in March Madness and it’s why the Miracle on Ice remains the greatest sports moment in the history of this country.

Regardless of what you think about Manziel’s antics over the past few years, you’d be lying to yourself if didn’t admit his play on the field is something else. It’s majestic watching him make defenses miss.

How great will it be if he’s able to return to football and make some serious noise? It’ll be nothing short of incredible.

And shoutout to me for being pretty much the only person in the media who said he’d eventually make it back. I hate to pat myself on the back because I’m a humble man, but I might have to make an exception this time.

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