The CFL Montreal Alouettes released quarterback Johnny Manziel on Wednesday, saying he “contravened the agreement which made him eligible to play” in the Canadian Football League.
Here is why it could be possible. If Manziel was picked up by the AAF through the formula set by co-founder Bill Polian, he would be sent to the San Antonio Commanders. Manziel played college football at Texas A&M, where he was a Heisman Trophy winner in 2012. Multiple players on the Commanders’ roster came from A&M.
The CFL did not explicitly state why Manziel was being cut. Manziel was not only released by the Alouettes, but effectively barred from the CFL, a major detail in whether the AAF would be willing to picking him up at all.
So would the Commanders what a project, like Maziel? Since the contracts in the AAF are non-guaranteed, there’s minimal risk incurred by the Commanders if they acquired Manziel.
What are your thoughts? Let’s here them.