Quarterback Free Agent
February 14, 2018 Johnny Manziel News
RotoWire Fantasy Analysis
Manziel isn't expected to sign a contract with Hamilton in the near future after posting Wednesday on his personal Twitter account that he would resume his football career by taking part in The Spring League, a scouting and showcase event based in Austin, Texas.
Hamilton had maintained negotiation rights with Manziel after the CFL approved the 25-year-old quarterback for a 2018 contract back in December. Manziel's agent had previously established a deadline of Jan. 31 to reach agreement on a contract with Hamilton, but the two sides were never believed to be especially close on a deal. Perhaps in an attempt to bolster his bargaining power with Hamilton or attract renewed interest from NFL teams, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner will look to impress observers in The Spring League, which runs from March 28 through mid-April. For now, Jeremiah Masoli looks to be unchallenged as the Tiger-Cats' top signal caller entering 2018 after inking a two-year contract extension in January.