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Johnny Manziel Has A Message For Fans After AAF Debut

cfl quarterback johnny manziel on the sideline

HAMILTON, ON - MAY 28: Johnny Manziel #2 of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats takes part in a preseason practice session at Ron Joyce Stadium on May 28, 2018 in Hamilton, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Over the weekend, former college football star Johnny Manziel made his first appearance in the Alliance of American Football, playing for the Memphis Express as they took on the Birmingham Iron.

After entering the game as a backup, Manziel found himself taking meaningful snaps for the first time since he was kicked out of the Canadian Football League. He played three drives for the Express, who won in overtime.

Manziel went 3 of 5 passing for 48 yards, adding 20 rushing yards on the ground. He played sparingly as a backup to the team's starter, Brandon Silvers.

Following his first game action, Manziel took to Instagram with a message for fans.

"The best feeling in the world is truly loving what you do every day of the week. What a week what an opportunity this is to keep getting better," Manziel said on his social media channels.

Memphis improved to 2-5 with the win on Sunday, while Birmingham fell to 4-3 on the season with the loss.

The Express are set to play again on Saturday against the Orlando Apollos.

Brandon Silvers is likely to get the start at quarterback, especially after completing 24-of-35 passes for 266 yards and two touchdowns in the team's last game.

Stay tuned for more on Manziel's comeback.