Former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel will participate in the developmental Spring League this 12 months as a part of his try to return to the NFL.
The Spring League introduced Wednesday that Manziel has signed a deal to play in the Elite D-League, which runs in Austin, Texas, from March 28 by April 15.
“We believe our platform is the ideal forum for Mr. Manziel to enact his NFL comeback,” league CEO Brian Woods stated in an announcement.
Manziel, who advised ABC News on Monday that he has been identified with bipolar dysfunction, acknowledged in an announcement that he has “made my share of mistakes” however stated he’s grateful for the chance to play in the Spring League.
“Football has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. Sometimes you take for granted how much you value something until it’s gone. My goal is to make it back to the NFL and I realize I have to earn that privilege,” Manziel stated. “The Spring League has provided me with a great opportunity to play ball again, and ultimately, that is all I want to do. I miss the competition.”
The Spring League consists of 4 groups competing in two doubleheaders, which shall be performed in April. According the league’s web site, 10 NFL groups attended video games in 2017 and 22 NFL groups requested sport movie from final 12 months.