Johnny Manziel Gets Very Honest About XFL

Johnny Manziel Gets Very Honest About XFL

Johnny Manziel Gets Very Honest About XFL

Johnny Manziel got very honest about the XFL this weekend.

The XFL returns for the first time since 2001 on Saturday, February 8.

When the XFL came on the scene the first time around it was filled with a lot of hype surrounding it. Unfortunately, the hype quickly faded when the product on the field could not match with the excitement off it.

Muddled rules, poor play and a generally boring set of storylines ultimately led to the league’s demise.

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon is said to have lost $35 million on the XFL the first time around.

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Now, two decades later, McMahon has his sights set on righting a past wrong.

This weekend the XFL makes its big re-debut with two big games.

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Recognizable names like former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones and NFL backup Josh Jackson are set to participate in the inaugural games on Saturday.

One big name who will not partake?

Former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel, who famously flamed out in the NFL and then the Canadian Football League.

When XFL commissioner Oliver Luck, father of former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, was asked whether Manziel could join the XFL, he rejected the notion.

“I would argue that the players we have are better than those guys, to be honest with you,” he said back in December.

“Johnny has his own history, and we have coaches from the CFL who have seen him close up.”

This weekend, a fan on Twitter asked Manziel why he was not taking part in the opening weekend festivities of the XFL.

Manziel’s response was blunt and to the point.

“I’m not good enough, remember?” he tweeted out.

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In addition, Manziel decided to take things to another level by comparing the XFL to the Alliance of American Football, which famously folded during its first season.

“ComebackSZN still alive if y’all ain’t know,” he continued.

“Just not playing for another league that’s going to fold on you midway through the season.”

Whether or not the XFL will truly fold remains to be seen, but what is very apparent is that Manziel is still extremely salty about not getting invited to join.

The XFL will feature two games on Saturday. How those two outings ultimately end up looking will go a long way in determining the XFL’s future going forward.

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Jennifer Withers Hoey

Jennifer Withers Hoey is a former Business Development Manager who transitioned to writing about sports. With valuable connections all over the West Coast, she has used those contacts to break some of the most interesting stories pertaining to the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, LA Lakers, LA Clippers, Seattle Supersonics (RIP), and more.

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