Manziel signs with new Alliance league, will join Memphis

Jose Verdugo
Marcha 17, 2019

The 2012 Heisman Trophy victor will go through the AAF waiver system, per Schefter, after the San Antonio Commanders renounced his college allocation rights.

Manziel signed the AAF standard player agreement on Saturday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, which will officially allow teams to sign the quarterback.

Johnny Manziel has been signed by the Alliance of American Football and will join the Memphis Express. The former Texas A&M Heisman Trophy victor was released from his CFL contract last month, with league officials announcing he had "contravened the agreement which made him eligible to play in the league".

The 2012 Heisman Trophy victor at Texas A&M had his contract with the CFL terminated this offseason. The CFL said he violated his agreement with the league, but has offered no specifics. The Express next plays vs. Birmingham on March 24 in Memphis. The Express, who have struggled offensively all season, are on their third quarterback, starting with former Jets bust Christian Hackenberg, followed by Zach Mettenberger.

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Polian also said he believes Manziel will benefit from "the coaching and mentorship" of Memphis coach Mike Singletary. He entered the 2013 National Football League draft, and was selected No. 22 overall by the Browns. The CFL also effectively barred Manziel from joining any other team in the league. The Ticats dealt Manziel and offensive linemen Tony Washington and Landon Rice in a blockbuster trade with Montreal last July for receiver Chris Williams, defensive end Jamaal Westerman and two first-round draft picks (2020, '21).

Manziel's CFL action was his first in pro football since December 2015.

The AAF signed Manziel to a player contract, announcing the news during the broadcast of Saturday's Arizona Hotshots-Orlando Apollos game.

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