Manziel: I won't play in a league that will fold 'midway through the season'
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Johnny Manziel doesn't appear to be a fan of the XFL.

The quarterback's name has frequently been attached to the start-up league, but Manziel seemed to take a shot at its outlook Friday on Twitter.

The former Heisman Trophy winner also replied to a Twitter user who asked about his future by recalling what XFL commissioner Oliver Luck said about him last year.

In December, Luck was asked about the possibility of Manziel suiting up in the XFL. He said he preferred the players who had already signed to play.

"I would argue that the players we have are better than those guys, to be honest with you," Luck said in regards to Manziel and running back Trent Richardson, according to Thomas Bassinger of the Tampa Bay Times. "I think the guys we have on our teams are the best 560 that aren’t playing in the National Football League."

A first-round pick in 2014, Manziel last played in the NFL as a member of the Cleveland Browns in 2015. Three years later, he briefly tried his luck in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Montreal Alouettes. He last appeared in the Alliance of American Football (AAF) in 2019, playing two games for the Memphis Express before the league folded.

The XFL, which originally ran for a single season in 2001, will return Saturday when the DC Defenders face the Seattle Dragons.

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