CFL coach: Johnny Manziel would be ‘best player to ever play up here’

Johnny Manziel’s journey back onto the football playing field is continuing to heat up, as the Heisman Trophy winner and first round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft battles to resume his playing career.

If the NFL is not an option, one coach in the Canadian Football League (CFL) said that Manziel would be a star up in the Great North.

“I think he’d be the best player to ever play up here,” June Jones, coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, said. “He can throw it and he can run it like nobody ever has been able to do.”

Manziel’s story is well known, as he came into the league after a breakout collegiate career at Texas A&M, but problems on and off the field kept him from becoming a star in the NFL.

It would be interesting to see what Manziel could do in the CFL after this long layoff. He has not been in game action since 2015 and one has to wonder if those skills that made him “Johnny Football” with the Aggies would still be there a few years later.

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