It’s been a long wait, but it looks as if “Johnny Football” is about to return to the field for the first time in two years.
Johnny Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M, announced his plans to join the developmental Spring League in Austin this March. Manziel declared his plans on Twitter on Wednesday morning.
Back in Texas where it all started. I'll be joining @TheSpringLeague in Austin to get #ComebackSZN started! Can't wait to get back on the field and show NFL scouts what I can do! #cantwaitforspring pic.twitter.com/zMk5223HCc
— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) February 14, 2018
The Spring League confirmed Manziel’s impending arrival.
#TheSpringLeague’s latest commitment is from a familiar face. Former Heisman Trophy winning QB from @AggieFootball and 2014 @Browns 1st round pick @jmanziel2 will make his return to the gridiron in #Austin. Get tix HERE: https://t.co/HICc3yB21v#comebackszn #cantwaitforspring pic.twitter.com/rbbvxwEKM3
— The Spring League (@TheSpringLeague) February 14, 2018
Manziel starred with the Aggies in 2012 and 2013, winning a Heisman and helping Texas A&M to a top-five finish.
His subsequent career, though, has been plagued with off-field problems, and the Cleveland Browns let him go less than three years after selecting Manziel in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. He previously expressed interest in playing in the Canadian Football League.
Manziel will be by far the most high-profile player currently lined up for the Spring League, which is based in Austin, Texas – right in the heart of Longhorn country.
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