While the fraud that is Colin Kaepernick tries to buy an NFL team, Johnny Manziel is still trying to prove he can play for one.
And thankfully Manziel is the only one of the two that are close to achieving their goal.
This after the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats—who have owned the rights to Johnny Football for several years—confirmed yesterday that they are attempting to negotiate a contract with the QB.
The sides have not reached a deal, but per CFL rules, the Tiger-Cats will retain Manziel's rights after making a qualifying offer by a noon deadline.
"As per the negotiation list process, Johnny Manziel and his agent recently notified the Tiger-Cats that they had activated the 10-day window during which the Tiger-Cats must offer him a contract or lose his negotiation list rights. That window closed today and we can confirm that we made an offer to Manziel, and that his rights will remain on our negotiation list while discussions with he and his agent continue. We will have no further comment."
The Tiger-Cats were required to make only a minimum offer, which would be a two-year deal with a first-year salary of $43,500 U.S.—which is $54,000 Canadian.
And Manziel—who has not played since the Cleveland Browns released him in March 2016—is excited, posting three photos to his Instagram early yesterday using an emoji of the Canadian flag in a comment under one of the photos.
He hasn’t used that account since May.
Wow... he is getting back into all of his routines.