Memphis Express signs Johnny Manziel, giving him another shot with the AAF
The Memphis Express lost their quarterback, Zach Mettenberger due to an ankle injury, but with the signing of Johnny Manziel anything is possible now.
After a bad breakup with the CFL, Johnny Manziel did not lose much time sitting at home as the AAF would be his next landing spot. It was cloudy early on when trying to decide if Manziel would even be given another chance.
In Week 6 both the Stallions and Express collided against one another, but it was the now 2-4 Stallions that were able to squash the Express, 22-9, dropping their record to 1-5.
Each week that goes by you can feel the tension and pressure starting to build on all these teams, and even though the Express are likely out of playoff contention, their future looks bright with the signing on Johnny Manziel.
Welcome to the 901 @JManziel2
— Memphis Express (@aafexpress) March 17, 2019
Here’s what co-founder and head of football for the Alliance, Bill Polian had to say on the signing of Manziel:
“We are pleased to welcome Johnny Manziel to the Alliance of American Football, which we’ve always described as a league of opportunity for talented players to launch or revitalize their pro football careers.”
That was just part of the large statement on Saturday evening. Going forward we don’t know how much longer it’ll be till we see Manziel in action with the AAF. With a signing like this, there’s no way that you wait to see what you got till next season.
With a 1-5 record, Memphis holds the AAF’s first waiver claim for Johnny Manziel. Memphis is on its third quarterback this season, having already started Christian Hackenberg, then going to Zach Mettenberger.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2019
Express’s general manager Will Lewis had this to say on the quarterback situation”
“Obviously in light of our situation with our present quarterback, an injury related issue, we decided we’d look at all options.”
San Antonio had first dibs on Manziel, but decided to pass. Things should get interesting quickly with the signing of a former Heisman winner with a troubled past.