A Johnny Manziel-Terrell Owens crew up? Sure.
Manziel — the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and first-round bust — made his season debut Saturday for the Fan Managed Soccer on the Zappers, a crew that options Owens, a Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer.
Although the Zappers have been blown out, 44-6, by the Glacier Boyz, Owens and Manziel attached for the one landing for his or her crew.
Manziel, 29, stated earlier than the sport that he was excited to be taking part in with the 48-year-old Owens, who additionally caught a landing in his first recreation final week.
“[Owens] looks exactly the same as he does five, 15 years ago,” Manziel advised the Related Press’ Rob Maadi earlier than the sport. “The guy’s a legend.”
As for Manziel, he appears extra mature at this stage of his life.
“I learned way more through the downfall than I ever did through the rise on the way up,” Manziel advised the AP earlier than the sport. “So, I look back and for a while looked at my life in a way that I reflected and kind of had regret on. And I don’t feel that way anymore about the way my story went. I got an amazing opportunity to go to Texas A&M, to get drafted in the NFL. And, that career didn’t go the way exactly I wanted to, but I learned a lot about life through that journey up and through that journey down.
“I’m very grateful for where I’m at in my life right now, and I can look back and say I’m at peace completely with all of my football career. For me, it was fun. I got to live an amazing journey in the game of football. It introduced me to a numerous amount of people all over the world. So, I’m thankful for my ride and continue to try and be involved in the game in some way, shape or form.”
Manziel performed within the Canadian Soccer League and the Alliance of American Soccer in 2018-19 earlier than becoming a member of the Zappers final yr. He began eight video games for the Browns, going 2-6 with seven landing passes and 7 interceptions in 2014-15.
“I know the mistakes I made the first time and I know that I don’t really want to be a repeater of those mistakes,” Manziel stated, referring to his off-field points. “So for me, I’ve learned a lot. Now, did you actually learn if you’re not implementing different change in your life moving forward? No, you didn’t really learn anything.
“So for me, a lot about the way that I carry myself now, my attitude about life and my outlook on life, I feel like I ooze off on to other people. It’s really your life to live and your life only. And you know, I live mine every day in a way that I want to that makes me happy and I feel like I give that aura off in my in my everyday encounters.”
As for the Fan Managed Soccer League, it permits followers to name offensive performs and vote on guidelines. Marshawn Lynch, Austin Ekeler, Richard Sherman and Dalvin Cook dinner personal groups within the league
And followers of the league acquired to see these two former big-name NFL stars of the previous create a second.
— with AP