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Johnny Manziel Makes Decision On His Pro Football Future

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)

On Friday, the sports world learned that Johnny Manziel will return for his second season with Fan Controlled Football.

Fan Controlled Football is a league that features a 7-on-7 format in an Atlanta indoor facility.

Manziel's decision to return to Fan Controlled Football has no bearing on his NFL career. He revealed in an interview that his pro career is over.

"I don't have the drive to play football at a high level anymore," Manziel told ESPN. "I don't have a drive to be the best football player anymore that I used to have in my life, and I'm OK with that. I've come to terms with what my football career was, and what it is, and now I'm trying to figure out how I can stay entangled in the game, but from a different position."

Although he'll be the main draw for Fan Controlled Football, Manziel doesn't feel any pressure to carry the league.

"[FCF] is not trying to build this on my back and make me be the main focus point," he explained. "I feel like I'm simply there to help bring a little bit of magic and a little bit of entertainment, but on a way different scale than the past."

Manziel, a former Heisman Trophy winner, spent only two years in the NFL.

After a brief stint in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Montreal Alouettes, Manziel signed with the AAF's Memphis Express. It wasn't until 2021 when he joined the Zappers of the FCF.

Perhaps we'll see a new and improved Manziel later this year.