Johnny Manziel’s CFL career has produced nothing but crickets through six weeks, but that might change soon as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have traded the former Heisman Trophy winner to the Montreal Alouettes. Per CFL.ca, the Tiger-Cats acquired two players (Jamaal Westerman, Chris Williams) and two first-round draft picks for Manziel and two offensive lineman.
Details from the report:
In the deal, the Ticats added national defensive end Jamaal Westerman, international wide receiver Chris Williams and two first-round draft selections (2020, 2021) from the Montreal Alouettes in exchange for Manziel, international offensive lineman Tony Washington and national offensive lineman Landon Rice.
The news was initially reported by TSN’s Duane Forde at around 6:45 p.m. ET, and confirmed an hour later.
Everyone has been pining for Manziel PT for a while now, and that should come with the Alouettes. The team is currently 1-4 and have scored just 81 points combined in those games. They’ve also used three different quarterbacks in Drew Willy (suffered hand injury Saturday), Jeff Matthews (out with foot injury), and Matt Schiltz.
The Alouettes are coached by Mike Sherman, who recruited Manziel to Texas A&M back in 2011.