Johnny Manziel signed a two-year contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday.

NFL insider Jason La Canfora has the details.

That’s a similar deal in the first year as 3DownNation insider Justin Dunk felt would be worked out for Manziel.

But the key factor:

That means it appears Manziel has – at least on paper – committed to the CFL for two seasons.

Ticats quarterback Jeremiah Masoli extended with the team in January for two years for over $700,000 and included a signing bonus of $125,000. The first year contains $235,000 in “hard money” with $90,000 in playtime incentives while the second features $335,000 “hard money” plus $45,000 in playtime incentives.

After being named Hamilton’s starting quarterback by June Jones on Sept. 4, Masoli led the Canadian Football League the rest of the season in passing yards (3,032) and rushing yards by a quarterback (384) and tied for second in passing touchdowns (15). Masoli went 6-4 over that stretch.

Manziel’s deal would appear to be a high-end backup type of pact when compared to other quarterback contracts around the league.

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