Johnny Manziel was cut adrift earlier this week by the Canadian Football League. That action leaves him scrambling for professional options to continue his chosen profession.
His football career could continue, perhaps even at a place close to his hometown of Kerrville or his college location of College Station.
USA Today reports that Manziel’s handlers have been in contact with the Alliance of American Football officials about him possibly joining the league, AAF chairman Tom Dundon said.
The AAF contacted Manziel less than 24 hours after the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner was barred from the CFL. Manziel has been offered the opportunity to work out for any of the eight AAF teams.
The San Antonio Commanders hold Manziel’s rights in the start-up league. But Dundon said that all eight teams in the league will be invited to Manziel’s workout.
The San Antonio franchise has been the most successful one in the league in terms of attendance. It would be hard to believe the Commanders wouldn’t seriously consider Manziel if he were interested in playing for them.
The league is also off to a stronger-than-expected start in terms of television ratings after its first three weeks.
But “Johnny Football” would provide the fans of the league with additional reasons to watch its games.
San Antonio’s quarterbacks include Logan Woodside, Marquise Williams and former Calallen standout Dustin Vaughan.
Manziel’s talents certainly would fit that team as well as any other in the league — both from an athletic and also promotional standpoint.