Johnny Manziel in Canada: video of Pre-Season Game Action

Submitted by SkyPanther on June 21st, 2018 at 12:29 AM

Some video highlights of Johnny Manziel in 2 pre-seaon games in Canada with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Honestly, considering it's Canada, it's pre-season, and he hasn't played in almost 3 years, it looks pretty good. He's only 25. So does he have time to get back to the NFL? I think he does. Could it be next year?

15:09 video of his first game with Hamilton. A couple plays sparked some memories of how great he was to watch in college:

2:03 video of the press conference after the game:

3:11 video, highlights of the 2nd pre-season game:

Some college highlights:

The game that made him a college football household name, the upset of Alabama, AT Alabama, as a redshirt freshman. Enjoyable to watch. 12:12 video:

His last game with Texas A&M, the huge offensive night in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. 10:15 video:


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Photo: Bill Frakes, Sports Illustrated

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Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Photo: AP

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Photo: Reuters






June 21st, 2018 at 11:07 AM ^

Not trying to be rude at all, but this seems to be a bit much. Why should any fans care about what a spoiled and overrated quarterback (who blames his failures and misfortunes on being "bipolar" and who doesn't own up to his alcoholism) does in his career?

Toe Meets Leather

June 21st, 2018 at 12:06 PM ^

If you have heard any interviews with him over that last year or so, he's admitted to partying too much and hanging with the wrong crowd. His path to getting clean and sober and staying that way, while trying to make it back to the NFL is what is interesting about this story. Not to mention he was one of the most exciting college football players ever and I would love to see him playing on Sundays again. He and Deshaun Watson would make every game they play in more interesting. 

Also, there's nothing like a late CFL game to tide you over at night after the Tigers game is over. 


June 21st, 2018 at 10:30 PM ^

You hit all the points I was thinking of when I posted this.

And I agree with you, it looks like he means it. He saw he was wasting his life. And he wants to head in the complete opposite direction of that wasted life. He could be back in the NFL in 2019. He looks dedicated. Some of his passes where cool.


June 21st, 2018 at 1:55 PM ^

I really hate to throw shade on someone who has taken a lot of steps to improve themselves after such a meteoric fall but it's gonna be hard pass on Manziel, dawg...

The problem I think he's going to find himself in is every year he isn't in the NFL, his competition is growing. He's still young and I'm sure he could make a practice squad or maybe even get on the backup rotation somewhere but I just don't see him ever making it as a starter in the NFL. If the CFL works for him now, stay there and make a name for yourself. At least for a while.