Former Packers coach Mike Sherman reunited with Johnny Manziel in CFL

Johnny Manziel as a Cleveland Brown

Johnny Manziel as a Cleveland Brown

Sherman was the head coach at Texas A&M from 2008-2011, and Manziel was offered a scholarship from his staff and spent his freshman year learning from Sherman in 2011.

Manziel's time in Hamilton, Ontario came to an end Sunday when the former National Football League first-rounder was traded to the Montreal Alouettes, according to Duane Forde of TSN. Even though Hamilton has opened the CFL season with a 2-3 record, starting quarterback Jeremy Masoli ranks second in the CFL with 1,562 passing yards and hasn't opened much room for Manziel to get a shot.

Sherman explained the recruiting process involved with getting Manziel to Texas A&M in a 2012 article with Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News.

Manziel might actually get some playing time as he attempts to make it back to the NFL.

Manziel, offensive tackle Tony Washington and offensive lineman Landon Rice were sent to Montreal in exchange for defensive end Jamaal Westerman, wide receiver Chris Williams and first-round picks in 2020 and 2022.

'We have acquired an exceptional quarterback with undeniable talent, ' Alouettes general manager Kavis Reed said in a statement.

Backup Jeff Mathews, who replaced Willy earlier this season, is also out four-to-six weeks with foot injury.

Shortly after the deal was made Hamilton announced that it would give away $100 vouchers to fans who bought a Manziel Ticats jersey to purchase "new gear" for Saturday's game at Tim Hortons Field. 'With his great mobility, his athletic abilities and his instinct we believe that he will have a positive impact on our offence'.

The Als have been held to 10 points or under in three of those five games while scoring a total of only 69 points.

Manziel earned almost $8 million over two National Football League seasons, according to Spotrac.

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