Johnny Manziel Says He’s ‘Excited’ To Be Playing In America And Getting ‘Back To Basics Of Football’

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Johnny Manziel has finally addressed joining the Memphis Express in the Alliance of American Football.

Johnny Football joined the Express late Saturday night after being exiled from the CFL. Naturally, the hype train immediately began, and it sounds like he is ready to embrace it. (RELATED: Johnny Manziel Signs With The Memphis Express In The AAF)


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“I’m just excited to get back to playing American football again. I’m excited to get back to the basics of football. I’ve been working out constantly, playing some golf in my spare time and living the offseason life. I’m excited to be around the guys and to get back on the field,” The former Montreal Alouettes quarterback said after his first practice with the team Monday.

That’s right, folks. We’re doing playing that crazy Canadian style of football. We’re balling out the way we were meant to. There are 11 guys on each side of the ball and a 100-yard field.

Last time I checked, that’s how this game was meant to be played.


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The addition of Manziel is truly going to set the AAF on fire, and I can’t wait. TV ratings are going to go through the roof, a major name is immediately involved and that will draw the fans.

Could it end up being a disaster on the field? It could be, but I doubt it. Manziel played a full year up in the CFL last season. (RELATED: Johnny Manziel Shows Off Arm Strength)

He appears to be in prime shape and ready to roll. That’s what the fans want, and the AAF wants the fans to be engaged and interested.


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He is supposed to be available to the media at length at some point today. Check back for more updates when we have them.

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