Johnny Manziel has gotten what he wanted - his starting job back.
The Canadian Football League quarterback expressed frustration last week about being relegated to the second and third team as he made his way back from a concussion injury.
“If the club had faith in me, I feel like I would be the guy, I feel like I would’ve been the guy after I came back from the concussion,” Manziel told reporters.
“That hasn’t happened, so I need to continue to get out here. And it’s the hardest part about missing practice, I need these reps to try to leave as little doubt as possible in my ability to play.”
Manziel's head coach, Mike Sherman, announced today that he will be starting under center this week.
Manziel will start Friday night against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Alouettes coach Mike Sherman told reporters Monday. That gives Manziel six regular-season games to salvage what he hoped would be a comeback season following two years of substance abuse and mental health issues.
Manziel began the season as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' backup but was traded July 22 to Montreal. He threw four interceptions and was benched in his Aug. 3 debut, and then suffered the concussion at the end of a scramble during his next start Aug. 11.
Manziel is on a two-year contract in the CFL.