Johnny Manziel’s personal life might be a wreck currently, but his professional life appears to be getting back on track, sort of. He’s not in the NFL, but he is earning a paycheck playing quarterback for the Memphis Express.
Manziel won’t start this, but the team is running a large part of the Texas A&M offense he thrived in during his college days, and the door was left open for him to see the field.
“I think he’s ready right now, just because he knows so much of our offense right now,” co-offensive coordinator Bobby Blizzard said, via Dylan Rubino of The Alliance. “He’s building chemistry already with the weapons we have and the offensive line. He’s familiar with everything that we do. If he gets in the game, I will call a play that he’s familiar with.”
Blizzard adopted some of Kevin Sumlin’s offense from Texas A&M when Manziel won the Heisman Trophy, so the quarterback didn’t have to learn to speak a second language.
“I mentioned the type of offense I ran, shouted some of the terminology I use, and his eyes lit up,” Blizzard said. “He was calling out the plays before I even said anything. I looked at coach [Mike] Singletary and gave him a thumbs up.
Manziel will certainly bring a little extra star power to the league and every football fan who remembers his college glory days will tune in to watch the Heisman Trophy winner try to relive some of that magic. Buckle up Johnny Football is going to be playing football in the US again.
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