Could we possibly see one of the most exciting college football players in recent history make the transition up north to the CFL? Most likely yes, we will.
The Canadian Football League issued a statement Thursday that said Commissioner Randy Ambrosie is prepared to approve a contract for free agent quarterback Johnny Manziel should one be negotiated.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have 10 days to make an offer to Johnny Manziel to keep his rights or to trade his rights to another team. If Manziel does not receive an offer from the Tiger-Cats or isn’t traded by January 7th, 2018, he will become a free-agent.
Head coach June Jones has high hopes, that Manziel will become a Tiger-Cat and that he will regain his elite college stature, “I think he’d be the best player to ever play up here,” Jones told the league’s official podcast, The Waggle. “He can throw it and he can run it like nobody ever has been able to do.”
This signing would be unbelievably huge for the CFL, as it would draw attention and views from the American market. That is, if Manziel is successful. This move also can be great for Manziel, if he can show he can still play at an elite level, and if he can show he’s matured then he could possibly earn himself a return to the NFL. Personally, I think it would be exciting and I’d watch some more Ti-Cat games if Manziel’s at the helm.
As of right now, it’s still just speculation we’ll see what happens as we approach the January 7 deadline that the CFL commissioner placed on the Tiger-Cats to make a decision.