Johnny Manziel is officially only one week away from getting back on a football field.
Pro Football Talk reported the following:
The second season Spring League will be Johnny Manziel’s #ComebackSZN, officially.
Training camp opens next week; unless an NFL team comes calling soon, Manziel will report next Wednesday for two days of practice involving quarterbacks and receivers only. Next Friday, full-squad practices will happen.
The games, to be played on April 7 and 12 in Austin, Texas, are scheduled to be streamed by Turner Sports.
Is it the NFL? No, but it’s a serious step in the right direction. Fans around the league have been waiting for this comeback for a very long time. Now, we’re only seven days away.
The Johnny Football saga will forever be one of the most interesting sports stories ever told. He came into the college football world like a bat out of hell, tore it up for Texas A&M, won the Heisman, burned out of the NFL in two short seasons and is now on the comeback train. It doesn’t get much more interesting than that.
I really don’t understand the people who are cheering against Manziel. He’s clearly recognized his mistakes, and is doing his best to get back to the top. Isn’t that something we can all cheer for?
There’s nothing more American than a great underdog story or a stunning comeback. That’s where Manziel is at right now, and I think we should all get behind the idea of a sports redemption story.