Manziel: Joining Fan Controlled Football not about NFL comeback
Johnny Manziel says it was free time, not a desire to return to the NFL, that led him to join the new Fan Controlled Football league.
"There are no comeback implications with me and football moving forward from here," the former Cleveland Browns quarterback told TMZ Sports on Friday. "To be honest, I got a lot of free time on my hands ... I got onto the golf course life in Scottsdale, but now I got a lot of free time for six weeks to come and pretty much get to be a player, coach a little bit in this."
Asked if his goal is to use the seven-on-seven league as a springboard for a potential NFL comeback, Manziel replied, "Not at all."
The 28-year-old last played in 2019 for the Memphis Express of the now-defunct Alliance of American Football. He'll be suiting up for the Zappers in the FCF.
The FCF's inaugural season kicks off Saturday with two games, including a matchup between the Zappers and the Marshawn Lynch-owned Beasts.