Johnny Manziel has played in three different professional football leagues, starting in the NFL before going go Canada to play in the CFL. After getting dismissed from that league, he joined the Alliance of American Football, before the league disbanded.
Will the former Heisman Trophy winner be playing in a fourth professional football league?
The XFL is set to start in 2020 and, unsurprisingly, many feel that the eccentric Manziel could be a fit.
Manziel playing in the league is no guarantee, though.
XFL commissioner Oliver Luck addressed Manziel’s potential future in an interview with USA TODAY.
“There are a lot of guys that played in the AAF and played all seven games or whatever they had. We didn’t invite them here because we’ve got enough tape on them,” Luck told USA Today. “So Johnny has some tape, right? Whether it’s Canada—and we have two coaches from the CFL, [Marc] Trestman and June Jones. Or there’s college. What he did obviously in the NFL.
“If eight guys say, ‘we’d like that guy in the league,’ we’ll put him in the league. Or put him in the draft pool. Whether teams draft him, that’s up to the individual head coaches.”
Manziel, 26, played in the NFL from 2014-15.
He spent 2016-17 away from the game, before joining the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Montreal Alouettes in the CFL in 2018. He spent part of 2019 in the AAF.