Johnny Manziel traded from Hamilton to Montreal

He made a two-year commitment to the CFL in May, but if Manziel can re-establish himself as a capable quarterback, he might find his way back to the National Football League in 2020.

The Heisman Trophy victor in 2012 and first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2014, Manziel began his CFL journey by backing up Jeremiah Masoli with the Tiger-Cats.

The Alouettes have started 1-4 in Sherman's first season, partly due to recurring injury issues at the quarterback position.

"We have acquired an exceptional quarterback with undeniable talent", Montreal GM Kavis Reed said in a statement.

According to ESPN, Alouettes starting quarterback Drew Willy left Saturday's 25-8 loss to the Calgary Stampeders with a hand injury, and was replaced by backup Matt Shiltz.


The Tiger-Cats are 2-3 this season, which puts them in second place in the East Division.

"With his great mobility, his athletic abilities and his instinct we believe that hewill have a positive impact on our offense". "Neither one of us believes in the status quo and felt we needed to shake things up".

"I look forward to reuniting with Johnny again and working with him".

Manziel, offensive tackle Tony Washington and offensive lineman Landon Rice are going to Montreal in exchange for defensive end Jamaal Westerman, wide recever Chris Williams and two first-round picks in 2020 and 2021, the source said. Earlier this year, Manziel revealed on Good Morning America he had been diagnosed as bipolar and was undergoing treatment. Manziel's agent, Erik Burkhardt, tweeted Sunday night. However, he will likely play for a Montreal team that has scored only 69 points through the team's first five games.

Manziel appeared in two preseason games for Hamilton, completing 21 of 31 passes for one touchdown and one interception.


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