It looks like Johnny Manziel might really have a chance to resurrect his professional football career… in the CFL.
The former cleveland Browns quarterback would be welcomed north of the border by Canadian Football League commissioner Jeffrey Orridge if the troubled former Heisman Trophy winner elected to continue his career in Canada.
Manziel, who was released in March by the Browns after a series of misconducts and frustrations, faces a four-game suspension for substance abuse in addition to the baggage he brings with him. He’s struggled to balance his career and his fame at the professional level, but that hasn’t scared away the CFL.
And at least one team has interest! The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have Johnny Football on their negotiation list, which apparently gives them the first opportunity to sign him if he decides the CFL is an option.
Honestly, who wouldn’t want to see this? Not only would it be fun, but it’d be a huge draw for the CFL and could see the league’s popularity sky rocket if they are able to land a player of Manziel’s celebrity caliber.