Johnny Manziel played his first football game in 832 days on Saturday and while the numbers are pedestrian – 8 of 16 passes for 79 yards and a touchdown in windy, unseasonably cold conditions over roughly two quarters – he did show some potential as a dual-threat quarterback.
Of course, he was also sacked four times and fumbled once, failing to lead his team in the final two minutes to a touchdown that would have won the game. Still, it’s not hard to see how his athletic ability would translate to the wider CFL field.
Manziel’s South squad will play their second game at 6:30 p.m. EST on Thursday. The game is supposed to be streamed on the new Bleacher Report Live but that service is not available in Canada (unless you have a VPN of course.) The stream was out for much Manziel’s first game so hopefully BR Live – and Manziel – will show some improvement on Thursday.