Johnny Manziel finishes Spring league by scoring 2 touchdowns: so what's next?

Johnny Manziel scores 3 TDs in return to football

The former Texas A&M quarterback struggled in his first Spring League game, but put it all together on Thursday night.

The Spring League is a developmental league with a two-game season that provides opportunities for players, who pay a fee to be there, hoping to showcase their play for a chance to land on an NFL roster.

He ran the ball in for a 14-yard touchdown on the next play. He's reportedly attracted a fair amount of interest from NFL teams, and a route back to the league could be smoother than first anticipated for the ex-Browns man. Manziel finished with 188 passing yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

The 2014 first-round pick looked much more comfortable throwing the ball.

On his first series leading his South team against the West on Thursday in Austin, Manziel completed a 50-yard pass to receiver Antwan Goodley. He escaped the pocket and stiff-armed a linebacker before diving for the pylon.

Team South went on to lose 34-17.


Manziel has repeatedly expressed his willingness to do whatever it takes and play wherever he needs to play in order to make it back to the pinnacle of the sport in the NFL.

"There was a time there I didn't know if I would actually do it. ..."

"We know when deadlines are".

"In the meantime, Manziel is content to continue his self-described "#ComebackSZN", following an exile from the National Football League that included numerous videos of him hitting trendy nightspots, ugly details of alleged domestic violence against a former girlfriend and reports of destruction of property.

"I got to do exactly what I want to do", said Manziel, "and what I've been missing for the last two years".

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