SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) Nobody’s ruling out the possibility that Johnny Manziel could play for the San Antonio Commanders. However, ESPN Radio’s Jason Minnix says the Alliance of American Football League’s salary would be a problem.
“These guys get paid good money, but not what Johnny’s used to getting,” Minnix said on the Trey Ware Morning Show on KTSA.
Manziel might turn his nose up at the AAF salary.
“Everybody’s on a three-year $250,000 contract, and so that $250,000 is spread out over three years,” said Minnix, voice of the San Antonio Commanders on ESPN Radio.
The Commanders hold the AAF rights to Manziel, and General Manager Daryl Johnston told the Express News he believes Manziel has contacted league officials.
“Mike Riley (Commanders coach) and Daryl Johnston would have to make the decision,” said Minnix.
If they waive Manziel, another AAF team could get him.
The former Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M played for the Cleveland Browns, but the drama on and off the field was too much. Manziel was unable to get another NFL team to consider him, so after saying he was focusing on his mental health and alcohol addiction, he went to the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes.
Manziel was released this week by the CFL for violating the terms of his contract. Officials wouldn’t elaborate on their reasons for letting him go.