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Has Johnny Manziel Turned the Corner in the CFL?

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The road up in The Great White North has been just as rocky as it was back home for Johnny Manziel. The mercurial former Heisman Trophy winner has had a rough start in his Canadian Football League career and missed over a month after suffering a concussion during Week 9. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves.

The ex-Cleveland Browns signal caller signed with the Hamilton Tiger Cats over the summer and was traded to the Montreal Alouettes early in the season. He became the starter in Week 8 but had a nightmare outing, throwing four interceptions and averaging less than six yards in his 11 completions on 20 passing attempts. “Johnny Football” had a better outing the following week but was injured in a loss to Ottawa.

He began to revert to his old self by wondering aloud to reporters why he wasn’t being placed back into the starting line-up for the two previous games once he was cleared by the medical staff. Manziel got his wish last week and had his best game yet, completing 18-of-25 for 212 yards and one late pick. He also averaged six yards on six carries in a loss to Winnipeg.


There are five games left for the Als in the regular season and with a 3-10 record, they are tied with Toronto for the league’s worst record. But all will not be lost if Manziel can establish himself as an effective starter.

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