Texas A&M Football: Highlights from Johnny Manziel’s 2022 FCF debut

Johnny Manziel, Fan Controlled Football (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Fan Controlled Football/Getty Images)
Johnny Manziel, Fan Controlled Football (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Fan Controlled Football/Getty Images) /

Offensively, the Texas A&M football team hasn’t had a jaw-dropping year since the Johnny Manziel era. Heck, the argument could be made that Manziel’s two years as a starting quarterback will always go down as the most entertaining days that the Aggie football program will ever see.

In two years, Johnny Football threw for 7,820 yards, rushing for 2,169 along the way. Realistically, he could have won the Heisman Trophy in both of his seasons, as he statistically improved from his freshman to sophomore year.

Unfortunately, this didn’t translate to the NFL, where Manziel would have a career that didn’t even last two full years. His career was better known for controversy than it was for his performance on the field.

Former Texas A&M football quarterback Johnny Manziel may have finally found a home in Fan Controlled Football

After numerous attempts to continue his football career at a professional level, Johnny Manziel finally hung up his cleats. He has retired from competitive football but may have found a home in Fan Controlled Football.

What is Fan Controlled Football, you ask? This article from last season details Manziel’s most recent career move and gives a small background on the unique football league.

This weekend, Manziel made his 2022 FCF debut, showing flashes of greatness as usual.

The college football legend didn’t have the flashiest stat line, but he made a connection with a former NFL legend. That legend is Terrell Owens, who caught Manziel’s first touchdown pass of the FCF season, creating one of the strangest connections in football history. Here is the scoring play.

This would be part of a modest day that saw Manziel pass for 133 yards, completing 14 of his passes on 27 attempts. He’s not going to make a run for league MVP but it’s great to see the former Heisman having fun playing football again.

The 29-year-old will continue to play in the league and, as mentioned, is not looking to rejoin the NFL or any other major league. This should be a fun, less serious storyline for Aggie fans to keep an eye on for the remainder of the summer.

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