Johnny Manziel Offers To Play For Free In The NFL

Bryan Brandom
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One way Johnny Manziel can make his February prediction of an NFL return a reality: playing for free.

On Wednesday, he offered on Twitter to do just that in an attempt to convince teams to take a shot on the former Cleveland Browns quarterback who hasn’t been on an NFL roster since 2015.

He’s really taking this whole overwhelming positivity thing to another level.

If he really is gonna make it back to the NFL, a major step comes in April, when Manziel will be playing in the Spring League, which bills itself as “an elite developmental league and scouting event for professional football talent.”

According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, a return to the NFL might not be as farfetched as it sounds.

“There have been conversations,” Garafolo said on Wednesday. “… People around him believe it’s a very real possibility that he could return to the NFL, whether before or after his appearance in the Spring League.”

The reporter also noted that “teams have been informed that Manziel will take zero dollars guaranteed, minimum salary, if need be” and that the former Heisman winner is “open to signing a practice-squad contract, staying on a team’s practice squad and proving that he is in the right mindset during this entire season.”