Johnny Manziel signs with CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Former Browns QB still hoping for return to NFL

Daryl Ruiter
May 19, 2018 - 10:58 am
Former Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel during the game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Kentucky Wildcats at Reed Arena.

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – Comeback 'szn' is officially underway for former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.

Manziel has signed a 2-year deal to play for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

Manziel has also signed with Barstool Sports to provide content for the multimedia platform, where he made both announcements Saturday morning in a video, including a podcast to be called ComebackSzn.

"Made the decision today to sign my contract with the CFL and further my football career after a long break. Very grateful for everyone that’s been supporting me along the way. I believe this is the best opportunity for me moving forward and I’m eager for what the future holds," Manziel posted on his verified Twitter account.

Since being cast off by the Browns, Manziel has taken accountability for his own reckless and destructive behavior in multiple interviews, including on UNINTERRUPTED's Thomahawk Podcast hosted by former Browns Joe Thomas and Andrew Hawkins

The Browns selected Manziel 22nd overall in the 2014 NFL Draft with he hopes he’d be the face of the resurrection of one of the league’s most iconic franchises. Instead he brought nothing but bad press and ridicule.

Manziel was cut in March 2016 following multiple off-the-field incidents including an accusation that he assaulted his then girlfriend in Texas. 

Manziel, who was disciplined multiple times by the Browns for off-the-field transgressions prior to his release, appeared in 14 games with 8 starts that saw him win twice. He completed 57 percent of his passes for 1,675 yards with 7 touchdowns, 7 interceptions and was sacked 21 times in 2 seasons.