Johnny Manziel Begs For XFL Job
Johnny Manziel begged for an XFL job this past weekend, before ultimately relenting and deleting his social media.
On Saturday morning, Manziel took to Twitter and tweeted out a plea for employment at XFL commissioner Oliver Luck. It sounded pretty desperate.
“Oliver Luck. If ya wanna boost your ratings to another level just send me the contract tomorrow and we’re in there,” Manziel wrote on Twitter.
“Like I said YEARS ago…XFL2020 give the people what they want.”
It appears Johnny Manziel’s twitter account is now deleted – he posted this 4 hours ago. pic.twitter.com/FJnmYlVgNm
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 22, 2020
Shortly after sending that tweet out, Manziel promptly deleted the entire Twitter account.
It is unclear whether the former Texas A&M product was genuinely looking for employment or simply looking for attention, but either way it was not a good look.
After flaming out in the NFL, Manziel joined the Canadian Football League. Following an unimpressive run there, he attempted to link up with the Alliance of American Football – but ultimately that organization folded before anything could come of it.
Last December, Luck was asked about possibly bringing Manziel to the XFL, but he did not seem particularly enthused by the idea.
“Johnny has his own history, and we have coaches from the CFL who have seen him close up,” he said at the time.
For the time being, it seems like the XFL is doing well enough on its own without having to resort to gimmicks like bringing in Manziel or Colin Kaepernick.
Obviously that can all change in the span of a week weeks, but presently that is where the league is at.
As for Manziel, it is unclear what his next move will be.
Clearly he still has a desire to continue playing football, but at this point it has become readily apparent that he simply lacks the skills necessary to compete at any professional level.