After being banned by the CFL, quarterback Johnny Manziel has found a new league to play in; the AAF. Manziel has signed a deal to play with the Memphis Express, according to the Alliance’s official website.
Johnny Manziel signs with the @aafexpress. 🏈
— The Alliance (@TheAAF) March 17, 2019
Here is what Bill Polian, the co-founder of the AAF, had to sign about the signing of Manziel.
“We are pleased to welcome Johnny Manziel to the Alliance of American Football, which we’ve always described as a league of opportunity for talented players to launch or revitalize their pro football careers,” said Polian. “We completed extensive background work to determine whether it would be appropriate for Johnny to play this season, and after consulting with many people familiar with his situation, we concluded that it would be good for him to resume his pro football career here at The Alliance. The San Antonio Commanders have released his college allocation rights, and the Memphis Express have claimed him. He will report to Memphis tomorrow, where we all believe he’ll benefit from the coaching and mentorship of Mike Singletary.”
Express general manager, Will Lewis, also had this to say about Manziel.
“I’d say in light of our present situation, Johnny Manziel is going to be an option for us like anybody else would be,” Lewis said. “Obviously in light of our situation with our present quarterback, an injury related issue, we decided we’d look at all options.”