Veteran quarterbacks abound in SEC, led by Tagovailoa, Fromm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — It is the year of the veteran quarterback in the Southeastern Conference.
Tua Tagovailoa and Jake Fromm are the headliners, but the league is loaded with experienced...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Johnny Manziel says he remains confident in his ability to play football "at any level" as the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner attempts another comeback, this time with the...
Manziel signs with new Alliance league, will join Memphis
Johnny Football is heading to Memphis to resume his football career.
Johnny Manziel signed with the Alliance of American Football on Saturday night and will join the Memphis Express. The...
Alliance in holding pattern on Johnny Manziel
Johnny Manziel could wind up as part of the Alliance of American Football. Or he could not.
The new league is in a holding pattern regarding the quarterback who had his contract terminated...
Wednesday’s Sports in Brief
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players and management appear headed to early labor negotiations that could lead to significant economic changes in the collective bargaining agreement and...
Johnny Manziel released, barred from other CFL teams
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel's time in the Canadian Football League is over.
The CFL terminated the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner's contract with the Montreal Alouettes on Wednesday. The...
Winners of the Texas APSE HS football player of the year
Winners of the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors player of the year award:
Manziel gets first CFL win in Alouettes’ victory over Argos
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel has his first Canadian Football League victory.
The Heisman Trophy winner threw a touchdown pass to help the Montreal Alouettes beat the Toronto Argonauts 40-10 on Sunday.
Manziel had lost his six previous games with Montreal.
Johnny Manziel throws first 2 CFL TD passes, Alouettes fall
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel threw the first two touchdown passes of his Canadian Football League career Sunday in the Montreal Alouettes' 34-29 loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
"If we would have come out here and gotten a win, and there were zero touchdown passes on the board, I would be sitting here happier than I am right now," Manziel said. "But I got the monkey off my back."
Manziel completed 9 of 16 passes for 138 yards and ran for 45 yards. He was sacked five times.
Pick(ed) 6: Browns name rookie Baker Mayfield starting QB
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield's heard all about the Browns' quarterback misery, the horrid history of failures and flops since 1999.
From Tim Couch to Jeff Garcia to Derek Anderson to Johnny Manziel and so many others, 29 quarterbacks have started in Cleveland before Mayfield, who isn't taking any pride in being No. 30.
John Manziel set to start for Montreal at Winnipeg
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel will start for the Montreal Alouettes on Friday night at Winnipeg.
The 25-year-old former Heisman Trophy winner hasn't played since sustaining a concussion in his second start for the Als, a 24-17 loss to the Ottawa Redblacks on Aug. 11. He returned to practice last week after battling the flu and made headlines when he wondered publicly if Montreal (3-9) had lost faith in him, and added that he was healthy enough to play the previous two weeks.
Manziel back at practice, wonders why he isn’t playing
MONTREAL (AP) — A healthy Johnny Manziel is wondering why he's isn't starting for the Montreal Alouettes.
The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback returned to practice Thursday and asked out loud if the club had lost faith in him.
The 25-year-old said he had been healthy and available to play for the previous two weeks, fully recovered from the concussion he suffered in his second start for the Als — a 24-17 loss to Ottawa on Aug. 11.
Johnny Manziel out of concussion protocol
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel is out of the Canadian Football League's concussion protocol and is expected to back up Antonio Pipkin in the Montreal Alouettes' game Friday night at Ottawa.
Manziel was cleared to come off concussion protocol Tuesday. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback has missed two games after taking a hard hit at the goal line in his second game with Montreal following a trade with Hamilton.
Johnny Manziel remains sidelined because of concussion
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel missed another practice Wednesday and will almost certainly miss his second game in a row for the Montreal Alouettes because of a concussion.
The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner was placed in concussion protocol last week, days after being hit hard at the goal line Aug. 11 in a loss at Ottawa. Montreal (1-8) has a walkthrough Thursday before hosting the Toronto Argonauts on Friday night.
Antonio Pipkin took first-team reps Wednesday and is expected to start.
Johnny Manziel says he had ‘delayed onset concussion’
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel described his condition as a "delayed onset concussion" and said he had headaches.
The Montreal quarterback spoke on a podcast Thursday, five days after taking a big hit and fumbling at the goal line in the Alouettes' 24-17 loss at Ottawa.
Johnny Manziel placed under concussion protocol by Alouettes
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel was placed under the Canadian Football League's concussion protocol Wednesday.
The Montreal Alouettes quarterback was hit at the goal line last weekend, leading to a fumble that a teammate recovered for a touchdown in a 24-17 loss at Ottawa. Manziel completed the game, but missed practices Tuesday and Wednesday as the team prepares to play at Edmonton on Saturday night.
Johnny Manziel better, but Alouettes stumble at end
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Johnny Manziel eliminated the interceptions but couldn't generate enough offense for the Montreal Alouettes in a 24-17 loss to the Ottawa Redblacks on Saturday night.
After throwing four first-half interceptions last week in his Montreal debut, Manziel was 16 of 26 for 168 yards without an interception. He also ran three times for 36 yards, with his fumble at the goal line recovered for a third-quarter touchdown by center Kristian Matte.
Johnny Manziel throws 4 interceptions in CFL debut
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Interception?
Johnny Manziel threw an interception — and made a tackle — on his second play in the Canadian Football League. It didn't get much better after that, with four of his six first-half series ending in interceptions.
Johnny Football set for first CFL start
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Football finally gets to play football again.
Johnny Manziel will make his first Canadian Football League start Friday night when the Montreal Alouettes face the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the team the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner turned NFL bust began his comeback with. He last saw regular-season action with the NFL's Cleveland Browns in a 17-13 loss to Kansas City on Dec. 27, 2015.
Manziel to make CFL debut against Hamilton Tiger-Cats
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel will make his CFL debut against his former team on Friday night.
The Montreal Alouettes announced that Manziel will be their starter when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner began the season with Hamilton and was dealt to Montreal on July 22 in a five-player deal that also included two first-round draft picks.
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel will have to wait to get on the field for the Montreal Alouettes.
Manziel will dress as Vernon Adams' backup when the Alouettes host the Edmonton Eskimos on Thursday night, four days after the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner was acquired from Hamilton.
Johnny Manziel traded from Hamilton to Montreal
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel is headed to the Montreal Alouettes in a reunion with the coach who recruited him to Texas A&M.
The Canadian Football League team acquired the former Heisman Trophy from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a blockbuster trade Sunday.
"I look forward to reuniting with Johnny again and working with him," first-year Montreal coach Mike Sherman, the former Green Bay coach and GM who lured Manziel to College Station, told the Montreal Gazette.
Manziel watches as Masoli stars for Tiger-Cats
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Johnny Manziel watched from the sideline again as Jeremiah Masoli starred in the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' 31-17 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday night.
Masoli completed 31 of 41 passes for 369 yards and a touchdown to help the Tiger-Cats improve to 2-1. The former Ole Miss quarterback has passed for more than 300 yards in eight consecutive games.
Johnny Manziel sits in Tiger-Cats’ opening loss
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Manziel never made it off the sideline in Hamilton's regular-season opener, looking on as starter Jeremiah Masoli played in the Tiger-Cats' 28-14 loss to the Calgary Stampeders on Saturday night.
Manziel is making a comeback with the Canadian Football League team after being released by the Cleveland Browns in March 2016. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M was 21 of 32 for 168 yards and a touchdown in two exhibition games.
Johnny Manziel set for Tiger-Cats’ CFL opener
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Manziel is behind Jeremiah Masoli on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' depth chart — and has his back, too.
"We're all behind Jeremiah, starting tomorrow," Manziel said Friday, a day before Hamilton's regular-season opener against the Calgary Stampeders. "More than anything, I want a win for this team. It's more than me. It's more than just one individual. It's a team effort and it takes everybody we have on this roster to go out and win games."
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel was 12 of 20 for 88 yards and a touchdown and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats scored 30 straight points to beat the Montreal Alouettes 30-15 on Saturday in the final preseason game for both teams.
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Johnny Manziel was content with his first time in a game in more than two years.
Manziel was 9-of-12 passing for 80 yards in his CFL debut as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats lost 36-18 to the Toronto Argonauts in an exhibition game Friday night.
"I felt like I was able to get in there and handle the situation well, get some completions and get the guys some balls," Manziel said. "I really wasn't nervous going into it, I was just kind of going out and letting the ball rip.
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Johnny Manziel spent much of the first day of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' training camp as an observer.
The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner watched a lot of the session Sunday, a day after signing with the Canadian Football league club. Manziel threw while working with the five other quarterbacks and did short tosses to receivers, but knelt off to the side or stood with quarterbacks coach Dan Morrison during 1-on-1 pass drills and 7-on-7 sessions at Ron Joyce Stadium.
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Johnny Football is huddling up again for a long-awaited comeback — in Canada.
Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel signed a two-year contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League on Saturday, looking to salvage his football career after a turbulent and unsuccessful stay with the Cleveland Browns.
"I don't want to wait around anymore," Manziel said during a news conference at Tim Hortons Field, where he will play his home games this season.
NFL draft a big draw, but not a record-setter
NEW YORK (AP) — With someone walking onstage every few minutes to read a name off a piece of paper, the NFL draft wouldn't seem like a big television draw. Yet the 11.2 million people who watched this year made it the week's second most popular program.
No, Johnny, no: Browns sure top pick Mayfield is no Manziel
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield's flag-planting, crotch-grabbing antics didn't deter the Browns. They ignored his height, did their homework on an off-field arrest and cross-checked his character.
Mayfield passed all the tests.
As far as the Browns are concerned, he's nothing like Johnny Manziel — except for his Heisman Trophy.
Drafting Mayfield, Dorsey plants his flag: Darcy cartoon
Drafting Mayfield, Dorsey plants his flag: Darcy cartoon
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns drafting Baker Mayfield with the number one pick in the NFL draft should not have surprised anyone.
General Manager John Dorsey telegraphed that he would draft Mayfield when he traded for Tyrod Taylor and traded DeShone Kizer.
SAN ANTONIO — UTSA defensive end Marcus Davenport has been lighting up the first round of NFL mock drafts.
Davenport has a chance of joining the 14 other San Antonio-area grads who have been first-round NFL draft picks. There have been none since Johnny Manziel was selected in 2014 and Davenport would be just the second one picked since 2000.
Baker Mayfield recreates Brett Favre photo on eve of draft
One of the less favorable comparisons Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has drawn during the draft process is Johnny Manziel. But a few people have also seen parallels between Mayfield and Brett Favre.
That may or may not have been on Mayfield's mind when he had the idea to recreate this draft day photo of Favre and post it to social media:
Johnny Manziel plays first Spring League game, throws for touchdown
Johnny Manziel made his debut in The Spring League and went 9-for-15 passing for 82 yards and a touchdown in two quarters of football against other NFL hopefuls Saturday in Austin, Texas.
The Spring League, in its second year of operation, calls itself "an elite developmental league and scouting event for professional football talent." It arranges games for players who aspire to make it to the NFL -- or, in Manziel's case, make it back there.
Manziel attempts comeback in Spring League
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Johnny Manziel's attempt to restart his football career brought him to a game on Saturday in a high school stadium that was largely empty.
Manziel, 25, and two seasons removed from the sport, prefers a return to the NFL, would settle for the Canadian Football League, but has landed for now in The Spring League.
It's a four-team showcase of practices and two games designed as an audition for pro scouts.
Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel joins Aggies at Pro Day
As cameras surrounded former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel in the Aggies' McFerrin Athletic Center on Tuesday, the Heisman Trophy winner announced he was retiring — from Pro Days.
Manziel took part in his second A&M Pro Day Tuesday in an effort to make a comeback to the NFL. It was also his second Pro Day of the spring; he threw passes to wide receivers at the University of San Diego on Thursday.
Ex-Heisman winner Manziel attempts comeback in Spring League
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel says he's making a football comeback.
Manziel announced Wednesday that he'll participate in the developmental Spring League in Austin, Texas, which will play from March 28 to April 15. The league is designed for players hoping to impress NFL scouts. The league confirmed Manziel will participate.
Johnny Manziel agrees with Baker Mayfield: We’re completely different
Top NFL prospect Baker Mayfield attended the Senior Bowl last month and wanted to make one thing clear: He's not Johnny Manziel.
"Everybody wants to portray the bad boy, the Johnny Manziel stuff, but I love the game of football," Mayfield told reporters. "There's no doubt about that."
Appearing on the podcast "Pardon My Take," Manziel said Baker and him are "completely different."
Diagnosed as bipolar, Johnny Manziel aims for a football comeback
Everyone loves a second-chance story.
That's what Heisman Trophy winner and one-time Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is hoping at least.
In an interview with "Good Morning America," Manziel said he's reflected on his past mistakes and is ready to make a comeback on the football field.
"I am watching all the other guys doing what I want to be doing and I am sitting on a couch being a loser," Manziel said in the interview that aired Monday morning on ABC.
Johnny Manziel reveals bipolar disorder diagnosis, plans NFL comeback
Johnny Manziel said in an interview on "Good Morning America" that he's bipolar, rehabbing and receiving proper medication, and he's ready to mount a comeback in his football career.
Manziel told GMA's T.J. Holmes that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder "about a year ago" and no longer drinks alcohol as a coping mechanism.
Johnny Manziel blames NFL downfall on depression, says he’s bipolar
Johnny Manziel blames NFL downfall on depression, says he's bipolar
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel blamed depression for the substance abuse and erratic behavior that led to the demise of his NFL career following the 2015 season.
NFL draft: Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield hopes to make good impression, dispel ‘the Johnny Manziel stuff’
MOBILE, Ala. — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield arrived late to the Senior Bowl after taking care of a personal situation, but he arrived in time to work with the Denver Broncos' coaching staff for the first practice session of the week on Tuesday.
Johnny Manziel releases “ComebackSZN” clothing line
The holiday season might have drawn to a close, but a new season, or “SZN,” has begun with some equally pricey shopping.
CFL team buys more time to negotiate with Johnny Manziel
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — The Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats have bought themselves more time to negotiate with former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel.
The CFL team issued a statement Sunday confirming that an offer was made to the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner. By doing so, the Tiger-Cats maintained his rights and prevented him from becoming a free agent.
CFL says it would approve Johnny Manziel contract
TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian Football League said Thursday it would approve a contract for quarterback Johnny Manziel if one is reached with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who have the former Heisman Trophy winner on their negotiation list.
The team has 10 days to make an offer to the 25-year-old Manziel, who would remain on the list for another year even if he rejects the bid.
Vikings quarterback Case Keenum was so good, he made and broke coaching careers at Houston
Case Keenum spent six years at the University of Houston and helped to get two coaches lucrative jobs in the Big 12 Conference. Art Briles moved to Baylor at the end of the regular season in 2007, and Kevin Sumlin moved to Texas AM at the end of the 2011 regular season.
Misdemeanor assault charge dismissed against Johnny Manziel
DALLAS (AP) — A 2016 domestic assault charge against Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel has been dismissed.
The Dallas County District Attorney's Office on Thursday confirmed Manziel successfully completed requirements of a court agreement that included taking an anger management course and participating in the NFL's substance-abuse program. The case was dismissed Nov. 22.
We’re not ready to predict what uniform Drew Lock will wear in 2018. Missouri Tigers? Cleveland Browns? New York Jets? The junior seems to be boosting his NFL profile with each week and with three more touchdown passes Friday he’ll own the SEC’s single-season record. With 38 touchdown passes he’s already thrown more this season than the Manning brothers, former No. 1 NFL pick Tim Couch and Heisman winner Johnny Manziel. With one more TD he’ll tie former Heisman winner Danny Wuerffel for second place and with another he’ll match Andre Woodson’s all-time record for SEC quarterbacks. Guess who ranks last in the SEC in pass defense? Woo Pig Sooie, indeed.
Cleveland Browns quarterback woes solved: Beyond Belief (opinion video)
Cleveland Browns quarterback woes solved: Beyond Belief (opinion video)
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- You may think it's crazy, but here at the Beyond Belief desk, we think we've come up with a solution to the Cleveland Browns quarterback problem.
Time does not permit us to go back and detail all the woes endured by the Browns since they returned, but we've gone through a lot of quarterbacks, that's for sure. See if any of these names ring a bell.