Johnny Manziel won’t take the first snaps for the Memphis Express when they play the Orlando Apollos Saturday.
Mike Singletary is sticking with Brandon Silvers under center as the starting quarterback. Manziel will almost certainly continue to get more and more reps as time goes by, but he won’t be starting Saturday. (RELATED: Johnny Manziel Throws For 48 Yards, Rushes For 20 In AAF Debut)
It will now mark the second game in a row that he’s remained second on the depth chart.
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I can’t say I’m surprised to see Manziel not starting. He was solid in very limited action against the Birmingham Iron, but Silvers led them to the win.
It’d be a pretty bad look if they ditched him after one game that ended in a victory. Yet Manziel is absolutely waiting in the wings, and you can guarantee that they’re going to continue feeding him snaps.
He’s the biggest draw in the AAF right now, and it’s not even close.
The reality of the situation is that the Alliance of American Football wants Johnny Football playing. The Express are playing on CBS next Saturday, and you can guarantee the Texas A&M Heisman winner will take plenty of snaps in that game.
A nationally televised game? Yeah, they’re going want Manziel plastered all over the place.
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Tune in this Saturday on Bleacher Report Live at 2 p.m. EST. to see how many reps Manziel gets. I’m guessing that it’ll be a solid amount.
Go, Johnny, go!