Johnny Manziel does not plan a return to the NFL.
The former first-round pick, who was drafted by the Browns in 2014 and only played two seasons, told ESPN he was “reconciled” to his tumultuous NFL career and the aftermath, which is a second year in the fan-controlled football league. .
“I no longer have the desire to play football at a high level. I no longer want to be the best football player I’ve had in my life, and that’s fine with me. I understood this what my football career was and what it is, and now I’m trying to figure out how I can stay entangled in the game, but from a different position,” Manziel said.
“[FCF] don’t try to build this on my back and make me the main focus. I feel like I’m just here to help bring some magic and some fun, but on a much different scale than in the past.
Manziel hasn’t played in the NFL since 2015. In the years since, the now 29-year-old Heisman Trophy winner has opened up about a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and his substance abuse struggles.
He has since played for the Canadian Football League and the now defunct Alliance of American Football program. Although Manziel played for the FCF Zappers last year, he has also expressed his desire to get into professional golf.
As for CWF itself, the league lets fans control the games with game streaming on Twitch. The next slate of games is expected to start next month.
New York Post