Johnny Manziel's brief stint in the Spring League finished in familiar fashion on Thursday evening. The enigmatic signal caller ripped off two eye-catching touchdown runs and completed a flashy 50 yard pass down field when escaping the pocket under duress.
Manziel completed 10 of 16 passes for 188 yards, though he did throw one pick. The slippery TD runs and the bomb downfield were vintage 'Johnny Football' though. Take a look below!
The Spring League is now over, and the former Heisman Trophy winner will now be looking to his future. He's reportedly attracted a fair amount of interest from NFL teams, and a route back to the league could be smoother than first anticipated for the ex-Browns man.
However, if nobody gives him a concrete offer, Manziel will likely look to take up the standing two-year offer he has from the Hamilton Tiger Cats in the CFL.
Manziel has repeatedly expressed his willingness to do whatever it takes and play wherever he needs to play in order to make it back to the pinnacle of the sport in the NFL. So we could well see him lining up under center North of the border in the coming months.
"I'm straight back to working out and doing what I did when I came here," Manziel told ESPN's Sarah Barshop.. "Everything else will sort itself out. I'm trying to do what I can do to come back to playing football whatever capacity that is.
"We know when deadlines are. We have another month or so to work out and not worry about anything."
He continued, talking about what his return to the playing field has been like: "It's been beyond my wildest dreams. There was a time there I didn't know if I would actually do it. ... I'm extremely happy just to be healthy, just to get to throw the ball around. I've missed this.".
"I got to do exactly what I want to do and what I've been missing for the last two years," Manziel said.
To his credit, the former Aggie star hasn't shown too many signs of rustiness playing against admittedly underwhelming talent, but there are signs he could be on his way back to his dynamic best.
The NFL is still a long way away, but the 25-year-old showed in his two years with the Browns that he could mix it at the professional level. Considering that was at a time in which he readily admits he wasn't studying film and didn't know the playbook, his ability to make plays was impressive.
With some more hard work, on and off the field, we could eventually see 'Johnny Football' back on the NFL stage. Hopefully this time around he spends a little more time in the film room though, and we'll all get to see him at his exhilarating best.
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