Just an hour after agent Erik Burkhardt issued an inflammatory statement that criticized the CFL and presented an ultimatum to the Ticats, Johnny Manziel tweeted out his support.
I’ll keep grinding and let @ErikBurkhardt work this thing out. I have all the faith in the world in him during this process. One way or another I am getting back on a football field this year. Believe that
— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) January 9, 2018
It’s clear both player and agent are in lockstep. The two have broken up and gotten back together once before and the relationship seems stronger than ever.
Whether or not the ploy to take the negotiations public works like a well-schemed offensive play is to be seen.