Johnny Manziel is back playing football on American soil. Manziel has officially reported to the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football.
Manziel officially joined the league over the weekend. He was looking for a job after getting kicked out of the CFL earlier this year.
The AAF’s San Antonio Commanders held Manziel’s rights, but elected to pass on bringing him in. The 1-5 Express won a waiver claim to land the former Heisman Trophy winner and 1st-round NFL Draft pick.
Here’s a look at Johnny Football tossing the rock in practice.
#️⃣2️⃣ in the building.
— Memphis Express (@aafexpress) March 18, 2019
There’s no way of predicting how Manziel will play with his new team, but he at least went to a squad in need of QB help. The Express have had a disastrous quarterback depth chart this season.
Christian Hackenberg began the season as the starter, but was benched in each of the first two games of the season for two different backups.
One of those backups is former LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger, who suffered an injury in his last game. The team also has former Troy star Brandon Silvers.