Johnny Manziel
Johnny Manziel
26-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Johnny Manziel in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Released by the Browns in March of 2016.
Joins Memphis Express in AAF
QBFree Agent
March 17, 2019
Manziel signed a contract with the Alliance of American Football and has been claimed by the Memphis Express, Jason Munz of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
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Manziel was released by the Montreal Alouettes in late February after he committed an undisclosed violation of his CFL contract, thus finishing his time in the league with 1,290 passing yards, 215 rushing yards, five passing touchdowns and seven interceptions in eight games. He may eventually have a shot at playing time in Memphis, where Christian Hackenberg and Zach Mettenberger (ankle) have led the Express to a 1-5 start. Even if he does get his chance under center, Manziel is a long way from earning consideration for a return to the NFL.
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How do Johnny Manziel's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
210 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.68 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.03 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.75 sec
 
Vertical Jump
31.5 in
 
Broad Jump
113 in
 
Hand Length
9.88 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
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September 8, 2016
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday night games, as Todd Gurley looks to get the Rams' return to L.A. off on the right foot against the 49ers in an NFC West showdown.
Team Previews: Cleveland Browns
July 19, 2016
Don Goss previews the upcoming season for the new-look Cleveland Browns, now QB'd by RGIII.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2015
2014
Manziel struggled mightily in 2014, beaten out by Brian Hoyer in training camp and losing his only two starts. In about six quarters as a starter, Manziel completed 13-of-26 passes for 112 yards (4.31 YPA) and a 0:2 TD:INT ratio while adding just 16 yards on the ground (2.3 YPC). Then the tumultuous offseason began. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner spent about 10 weeks in rehab after checking himself in Jan. 28. Manziel is expected to attend all OTAs, but based on offensive tackle Joe Thomas' comments, regaining the trust and respect of his teammates and coaches will be a tall order. His questionable work ethic has been well-documented dating to college, and it became painfully clear last season that Manziel isn't athletic enough (4.68 40) to get by on raw talent. What made Johnny Football special at Texas A&M was his ability to break the pocket and make improvisational plays, either throwing on the move or picking up yardage with his legs. But as he learned last season, those windows close much quicker in the NFL. Manziel will continue to struggle if he can't improve as a pocket passer, a task hindered by his height and receiver group (Dwayne Bowe, Brian Hartline, Andrew Hawkins). Josh McCown, who signed a three-year deal this offseason, is the favorite to start.
Manziel will start the season behind Brian Hoyer, but we suspect that the arrangement will be a temporary one. In any case, Manziel would be a much more exciting fantasy prospect if it weren't for Josh Gordon's suspension, but that development leaves Manziel with the possibility of 5-foot-7 Andrew Hawkins as his most productive receiver. There won't be many passing touchdowns in Cleveland this year if that remains the case, but Manziel should put up big rushing numbers whenever he's on the field. He ran for 30 rushing touchdowns in 26 games at Texas A&M, and he ought to find room to run on bootleg plays in offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's run-heavy offense.
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Effectively banned from CFL
QBFree Agent
February 27, 2019
Manziel was released Wednesday by the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. The CFL has informed all of its clubs that it won't register a contract for the quarterback should any team attempt to sign him.
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Signs with CFL team
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May 19, 2018
Manziel announced Saturday on his Twitter account that he has signed a two-year contract with the Hamiton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.
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Looks OK at Spring League
QBFree Agent
April 8, 2018
Manziel completed nine of 15 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's appearance in The Spring League, NFL.com's Jeremy Bergman reports.
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Willing to play in CFL
QBFree Agent
March 27, 2018
Manziel said he will play in the CFL if he doesn't get any NFL offers this offseason, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Will join developmental league
QBFree Agent
February 14, 2018
Manziel posted Wednesday on his personal Twitter account that he'll resume his football career by taking part in The Spring League, a scouting and showcase event based in Austin, Texas.
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