Johnny Manziel signs contract with AAF

Paola Ditto
Marzo 17, 2019

Johnny Manziel has been signed by the Alliance of American Football and will join the Memphis Express.

Manziel has signed the AAF's standard player agreement, according to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Memphis Express now boast a 1-5 record, and the Salt Lake Stallions hold a 2-4 record - making them the first two teams in the league's waiver process.

The agreement is a three-year deal worth $250,000.

Two weeks ago, league co-founder Bill Polian said the AAF had put out "feelers" to Manziel and was in the midst of doing its research on him after he was released from the CFL's Montreal Alouettes. Manziel was released by the CFL on February 27, citing Manziel had "contravened the agreement which made him eligible to play in the league".

Manziel was a Heisman winning quarterback at Texas A&M, a school tied to the Commanders through the AAF's allocation system. He went on to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Browns in 2014. The Express lost quarterback Zach Mettenberger on Saturday, who left after their first offensive snap with an ankle injury - according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

Manziel spent the 2018 season in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Montreal Alouettes, where he appeared in eight games, throwing for five touchdowns and seven interceptions.

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