Johnny Manziel, the ex-Heisman Trophy winner and former first round pick of the Cleveland Browns, is trying to make an NFL comeback. The former starting quarterback recently announced that he is bipolar and has quit his habit of partying which helped destroy his NFL career. Now, he has a strong desire to return to the game that he loves.
Manziel will join the development Spring League, playing for the Elite D-League. The league will be taking place in Austin, Texas from March 28 to April 15.
There are only four teams in the Spring League.
Last year, 10 teams from the NFL showed up to watch the games and 22 teams did asked for film from the games, according to the Spring League website.
The last time that Manziel was on the NFL field because back in 2015 with the Browns after being picked with the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 draft. He had an outstanding college year at Texas A&M winning the Heisman, the Sec Offensive Player of the Year, and the AP Player of the Year Award in 2012. But, his NFL career was full of drama and he was cut by the team in March of 2016.
The former first round pick, told ABC News on Monday that,
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.
Manziel is a great talent but maturity has always been an issue with him. However, it seems like he is finally getting his life together.