Johnny Manziel to make his CFL debut, start on Friday

04 August, 2018, 06:04 | Author: Brenda Erickson
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Montreal Alouettes quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. sounded off Monday after hearing "We want Johnny" chants during his team's loss to the Edmonton Eskimos on Thursday night. "Whatever he needs help with, I'm here for him". And these kinds of comments raise questions about if Adams will be willing to serve as a backup to Manziel.

"We haven't had a hiccup, we haven't had a hangup, we haven't have an argument, we haven't had anything", Manziel said."This week it's obviously a different situation for him and I think he's handled it great and he's been supportive to me".

The Tiger-Cats gave him an opportunity this past spring, signing Manziel to a two-year contract. "You probably all figured it out yourself, but when you have two players you wait till game time to make that announcement".

"I feel fortunate enough this week to be going against a defence that I've seen more than any other defence since I've been in the CFL".

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"I'm very impressed by the knowledge that he does have at this point". He appeared in 15 games over two seasons, registering eight total touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Manziel won't have an easy task in leading Montreal as they aren't good this season. According to the report, the Montreal fans weren't bemoaning his performance, they simply wanted to see Manziel, a former National Football League first-round pick, on the field.

Before that, Manziel hadn't started in a football game since since Week 16 of the 2015 season when he threw for 136 yards and rushed for 108 during a 17-13 Chiefs' win over the Browns. "We got to see that he was a tremendous athlete playing quarterback, the most important thing that I took out of it was when he was able to extend plays, he was extending plays with his eyes down the field to make a pass down the field instead of being a runner", Reed said.

It looks like Johnny Manziel's decision to take his football talent to Canada is finally about to pay off.



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