Johnny Manziel is making it known that he isn't done with football, and he's hoping for a reunion with coach June Jones on Houston's XFL team.
Jones was the head coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats when Manziel was on the roster.
"Coach Jones is a great guy," Manziel said Saturday, according to ESPN. "I enjoyed him from an offensive standpoint, from a personal standpoint. He's been there for me, especially when I was in Hamilton, getting to a new place, a different country. I enjoyed my time with him very thoroughly, and I think it would be a great opportunity."
The quarterback never started a game under Jones before he was traded to the Montreal Alouettes. He was later released for violating the agreement which made him eligible to play in the CFL.
Manziel's interest in playing for Houston also stems from its proximity to Texas A&M, where the quarterback won the Heisman Award in 2012.
"It's a stone's throw from College Station," Manziel said. "A lot of Aggies drove from Houston to College Station. Houston's a great city that'll always be near and dear to me."
The 26-year-old played for the Memphis Express in the AAF earlier this year. He was removed during his second game when he suffered a concussion. The AAF ceased operations shortly thereafter.
Jones said he expects Manziel to be in the XFL draft pool and that the former NFL first-round pick "played very good for me" in Hamilton.
"I think I'm in a good place personally. I think I've been doing the right things," Manziel said. "When the opportunity presents itself moving forward, we'll see how things go."