Controversial quarterback Johnny Manziel has an opportunity to prove that he can still play in the National Football League (NFL). Latest NFL rumors have the former Cleveland Browns QB being linked to the Spring League, which will give free agents the chance to show their worth for NFL scouts.
A former Heisman trophy winner, Johnny Manziel has reportedly been invited to the Spring League, which starts on April 2. The deadline to apply for the league is on March 15 and Maniel has yet to decide if he wants to join the league.
Manziel couldn’t translate his college football success to the pro leagues in two seasons for the Browns. The 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the QB from Texas had to deal with off the field issues during his brief NFL career.
No chance for Johnny Manziel for NFL comeback?
There are NFL rumors that he may never comeback to the league because of the issues, which includes domestic violence and alcohol abuse. However, the Spring League will be Manziel’s chance to prove that he still has game left in him to return to the NFL.
In previous inteviews, Manziel stated that he still loves American football and wants to make an NFL comeback in the future. He admitted that he has to address his off the field issues if he is going to be successful in his return to the pro league.
College football magic to return for Johnny Manziel?
In 14 games for the Browns, Johnny Manziel had underwhelming numbers in his NFL career so far. He has registered 1,675 passing yards on 129 of 223 passes with 7 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Those numbers are far from his very successful college career when he was one of the top players in the nation. In his final year for Texas A&M, he registered 4,114 passing yards on 300 of 429 passes with 37 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
Manziel has to play real well in the Spring League if he wants a chance to convince the NFL scouts. The NFL offseason will feature a lot of available free agents that play the same position. Quarterbacks like Colin Kaepernick (San Francisco 49ers) and Tony Romo (Dallas Cowboys) could hit free agency soon. Meanwhile, Jimmy Garoppolo (New England Patriots) could be traded and find a starting QB spot with another NFL team.
With a challenging offseason, Manziel has to prove a lot of things this spring. He can join the developmental league and showcase his skills and also do away with the off the field issues that sank his first stint in the NFL.
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