Johnny Manziel signs contract with AAF

HAMILTON ON- NOVEMBER 3 Johnny Manziel #2 of the Montreal Alouettes fires a pass against the Hamilton Tiger Cats in a CFL game at Tim Hortons Field

Manziel was offered the chance to start working out with AAF teams earlier this month, and was reportedly contacted by the league within 24 hours of him being banned from the CFL.

Former Heisman Trophy victor and NFL burnout Johnny Manziel will get his next chance on a football field in the Alliance of American Football.

He played just two seasons with the team before he was released. They started with former Penn State standout Christian Hackenberg, who was drafted in the second round of the 2016 National Football League draft by the New York Jets.

CBS Sports was able to confirm that Manziel would be joining the start-up professional football league after ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported that the quarterback had signed a player agreement.

The former National Football League quarterback would have been sent to the San Antonio Commanders since he played at Texas A&M, but the team released his rights.

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.

Manziel is expected to report to the Express on Sunday. The Montreal Alouettes made him a starter late in the 2018 season, though Manziel struggled in his eight-game showcase.

The AAF signed Manziel to a player contract, announcing the news during the broadcast of Saturday's Arizona Hotshots-Orlando Apollos game. He washed out of the National Football League less than two years after the Cleveland Browns selected him in the first round, making just eight starts and throwing as many interceptions as touchdowns (seven).

The 2012 Heisman Trophy victor at Texas A&M had his contract with the CFL terminated this offseason.

Manziel has dealt with several off-field issues.

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