The newest addition to the Spring League this season is a big one. Former Texas A&M and Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has accepted an invitation to the second-year, Spring League. Choosing this over the CFL, Manziel told the Bleacher Report that he’s ready to show NFL scouts what he can do.
“Football has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. Sometimes you take for granted how much you value something until it’s gone. My goal is to make it back to the NFL and I realize I have to earn that privilege. The Spring League has provided me with a great opportunity to play ball again, and ultimately, that is all I want to do. I miss the competition. I’d like to thank Brian Woods and The Spring League staff for this opportunity to play the game I love. I’ve made my share of mistakes, but I’m 25 years old and I know my best football is ahead of me.”
Back in Texas where it all started. I'll be joining @TheSpringLeague in Austin to get #ComebackSZN started! Can't wait to get back on the field and show NFL scouts what I can do! #cantwaitforspring pic.twitter.com/zMk5223HCc
— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) February 14, 2018
Previous participants in the Spring League include defensive end, Greg Hardy, running back Fred Jackson, tight end Kellen Winslow II, quarterback Ricky Stanzi and running back Ahmad Bradshaw.
“We’re excited to have such a dynamic player in Johhny Manziel taking part in the Spring League,” Spring League CEO Brian Woods said in a statement provided to Bleacher Report. “We believe our platform is the ideal forum for Mr. Manziel to enact his NFL comeback.”
Saturday, April 7
12:30 p.m.: Spring League East vs. Spring League West
4:30 p.m.: Spring League North vs. Spring League South (Manziel)
Saturday, April 14
12:30 p.m.: Spring League North vs. Spring League East
4:30 p.m.: Spring League West vs. Spring League South (Manziel)