Had Johnny Manziel been reduce from the CFL solely a 12 months or two in the past, his possibilities at changing into an expert quarterback can be utterly dashed. Thanks to the newly-formed Alliance of American Football which is at the moment in its inaugural season, Manziel has an opportunity to work his method again into the NFL. As unlikely as that will appear, Manziel is set to do it however his first cease would be the AAF-worst Memphis Express.
The Express at the moment have a report of 1-5 and as common supervisor Will Lewis defined, Manziel may see the sphere in his first sport with the workforce.
“In most circumstances whenever you get right into a state of affairs like this, you must work out how acquainted the brand new man is with what (offensive system) you are operating,” Lewis instructed the Memphis Commercial Appeal. “And that is a part of the preliminary conversations and extra conversations that may happen. (But) going again to what he ran at Texas A&M and evaluating that to the ideas we run right here, there is a good quantity of familiarity, which leads you to imagine you possibly can put collectively a bundle or two for him the place he’d be comfy.”
For now, Manziel remains to be working towards with the workforce and attempting to study the playbook. Considering the workforce’s abysmal report and offense, it would not be stunning to see Johnny Football on the sphere. Lewis nonetheless needs to take some precautions although.
“I believe you can provide him some issues he can execute at an excellent degree,” he mentioned. “But you do not need to throw him on the market earlier than he’s prepared simply because folks need to see him. I believe there was a few of that in Canada. So you need to be certain that he is ready and arrange for achievement.”
The Express will tackle the Birmingham Iron on Sunday, March 24th at eight P.M. EST.