Johnny Manziel is playing in a new football league. Manziel was released by the CFL on February 27, citing Manziel had "contravened the agreement which made him eligible to play in the league". It said it would not honor a contract signed with any other CFL team but did not disclose Manziel's specific contractual violations.
Manziel signed the AAF standard player agreement on Saturday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, which will officially allow teams to sign the quarterback.
His rights had initially belonged to the San Antonio Commanders, however, they released his allocation rights, which opened him up to the league's waiver system.
Johnny Manziel has signed a player agreement with the AAF and will join the Memphis Express, according to a release from the Alliance.
The AAF, now in its first season, says Manziel will report Sunday to Memphis after the Express lost to Salt Lake, 22-9, on Saturday to fall to 1-5 on the year. He's their second quarterback this season, after the team started with Christian Hackenberg but later benched the former Penn State quarterback.
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In Memphis, Manziel could get an opportunity to play quickly. Brandon Silvers filled in for Mettenberger after he exited with an ankle injury in the 22-9 loss to the Stallions.
Manziel, 26, was the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.
Polian also said he believes Manziel will benefit from "the coaching and mentorship" of Memphis coach Mike Singletary.
He was 2-6 as a starter with the Alouettes last season, completing 106 of 165 passes (64.2 per cent) for 1,290 yards with five TDs and seven interceptions after Montreal acquired him in a trade with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Manziel was a first-round draft pick by Cleveland, but quickly fizzled out there.