Odds to Win 2019 Grey Cup
The return to the gridiron for former NFL’er and Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel was everything but simple. By the time “Johnny Football” found a landings spot and inked a deal with the Canadian Football League company he had been away from the game for nearly two years. Odds to Win 2019 Grey Cup: Say it ain’t so Johnny.
The time it took Manziel to return to competitive football was much lengthier than his stay. Less than a year after signing his restrictive CFL contract the league has essentially black-balled him from their game.
Manziel issued pink slip
The Canadian Football League official website released a report on Tuesday concerning the Manziel situation. “The Montreal Alouettes have released the international quarterback based on the direction of the Canadian Football League after it was found that Manziel had contravened the agreement which made him eligible to play in the league.”
Likewise the league issued a directive that informed all of its clubs about future dealings with Manziel. “That it [the Canadian Football League] will not register a contract for the former Texas A&M pivot should any club attempt to sign him.”
“We are disappointed by this turn of events. Johnny was provided a great deal of support by our organization. In collaboration with CFL support he has been unable to abide by the terms of his agreement,” Alouettes’ General Manager Kavis Reed outlined in a statement. “We worked with the league and presented alternatives to Johnny, who was unwilling to proceed.”
Johnny Football’s CFL and NFL history
Manziel was behind center for Montreal a total of eight games. The former college football MVP threw for 1,290 yards on 106 of 165 passing attempts. Manziel finished the 2018 season with five touchdown against seven interceptions.
The former Texas A&M Aggie was the 22nd pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. All indications point to Mr. Johnny never having another opportunity to get paid to throw a football around the yard.
The World’s Largest Race and Sportsbook, Westgate of Las Vegas, didn’t issues odds that postured Montreal to be a Grey Cup contender with Manziel. The Allouettes, with and without Johnny Football, opened and check in on the latest Westgate CFL Future update at 18-1 odds to raise the 107th Grey Cup Trophy this fall.