Johnny Manziel isn’t pleased with the latest development in his Canadian Football League career. The Montreal Alouettes traded for the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback with the intent of starting him behind center, but that’s no longer happening.
Manziel, 25, suffered a concussion a couple of weeks ago, but he’s yet to return to the field. He told reporters today that he’s been fully cleared and healthy for the past two weeks.
The former Cleveland Browns QB made two starts for the team before suffering an injury late in the second contest in early August. He’s frustrated that the team hasn’t put him back on the field.
“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 today.
“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.”
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Manziel added that he hopes the team hasn’t lost faith in his abilities.
“I hope this organization, I hope the people here haven’t lost faith in my ability to play, and I still get a chance to come back and get a chance to be in with the (starters) and play, because that’s what I came up here to do and that’s what I want to do,” Manziel said.
The team’s head coach, Mike Sherman, says it’s too soon to tell what the plan is for Manziel going forward.
“Seems like he’s doing better, so we’ll evaluate him a little bit more… I really haven’t even talked to the trainers about him other than the face they gave him IVs yesterday at the doctors, and he’s feeling much better today,” he said.