Johnny Manziel is back in football, but to make his comeback he left the U.S. and headed north.
Manziel, a former Heisman trophy winner and Cleveland Browns quarterback, made his Canadian Football League debut on Friday night.
Manziel, who now plays for the Tiger-Cats of Hamilton, Ontario, completed 9 of 11 passes for 80 yards, but those did not result in any points for his team, ESPN reports.
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Two of Manziel’s plays ended in third-down sacks, which according to ESPN is the equivalent of a fourth-down sack in the NFL. Manziel told reporters that he is still adjusting to differences in rules and timing between the NFL and the Canadian league.
Here’s how fans responded to Manziel’s debut in Canada:
@JManziel2 back playing football💯💯🐐— sach (@3Zach) June 2, 2018
Johnny Manziel’s postgame press conference impressed me. Sounded like a more mature version of himself. Hopefully the CFL works well for him.— THE Fat Punter (@FowlerSports14) June 2, 2018
@JManziel2 “I ain’t backing down from nobody” #JohnnyFootball @CFL— Benjy Reiff (@benjyreiff) June 2, 2018
Can't wait to see @JohnnyManziel run into the endzone pole in the CFL.— Michael (@DiamondsRCray) June 2, 2018
Johnny manziel got smoked yesterday and threw for 80 yards. Throw the ball more than 5 yards nerd— Gip (@Young_Sprinkles) June 2, 2018
Johnny Manziel back out in the grid iron slinging it around #ComebackSZN https://t.co/Tl4ZgL53S4— Wolf's Den Sports (@WolfsDen_Sports) June 2, 2018
@Johnny Manziel looked pretty good https://t.co/TwGY2eaEY4— Bill Ogmundson (@BOgmundson) June 2, 2018
Need a @Ticats @JManziel2 jersey— SB (@stb4_) June 2, 2018
I can't believe I'm planning my Friday evening around watching a CFL pre-season game. #moneyman @JManziel2— Mike Schram (@MikeSchram88) June 1, 2018
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