The XFL is set to get back underway in 2020, and while many have predicted that Johnny Manziel could be a nice fit in the league, it doesn't look like that's going to happen - with one team, anyway.
Daryl Johnston, the former Cowboys star and the director of player personnel for Dallas' XFL team, said he will not be signing the former Heisman Trophy winner.
“I passed on him in San Antonio and I’d pass on him again here,” said Johnston, referencing his time with the Alliance of American Football league, according to the Dallas Morning News.
“For me the chemistry in the locker room is critical, and especially the quarterback position. He kind of sets the tone, especially for the offensive side of the ball, but really for the whole team. There is so much added responsibility that goes with the face, goes with the voice of the franchise. And I haven’t seen that from Johnny on a consistent basis that I would feel comfortable committing to him.”
Manziel, 26, seems like a natural fit for the XFL - from a personality standpoint, at least.
However, the league - led by Andrew Luck's father, Oliver - appears to be on a more serious track than the last time around.
Manziel could get interest from another team, of course. He addressed the possibility in a recent Reddit AMA.
“Every football opportunity is a possibility," he said.