Manziel after FCF debut: I feel 'super washed-up but still had a blast'
Johnny Manziel debuted in the Fan Controlled Football league on Saturday night and produced more than a few entertaining moments.
Manziel didn't come out on the winning side as his Zappers fell 48-44 to the Beasts, but Johnny Football's play was the talk of the contest. The former NFL quarterback completed just one pass and did most of his damage on the ground, scampering for a big run on his first snap of the game.
Manziel, who has been out of football since 2019, jokingly pointed to his time away from the sport as the reason he wasn't able to score on his long dash. He also described the experience as the "most fun" he's had in a while.
"Feels like I'm super washed-up but still had a blast,’" he said, according to USA Today's Josh Peter.
"You see me get caught from behind, too? Times have changed. We're definitely in 2021."
Though he wasn't able to score on his first snap, the former Heisman Trophy winner managed to reach the end zone shortly thereafter.
Despite the season-opening loss, Manziel has high hopes for the Zappers and FCF.
"The product will keep getting better as the weeks go on. Good start even with the loss. You know, win or lose, we booze on the Zappers," Manziel said.
The FCF had another reputable name involved in its inaugural weekend, as Marshawn Lynch joined in on the commentary. The former NFL running back - who co-owns the Beasts - even teased making an appearance in the most Marshawn Lynch way possible.
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