Should Johnny Manziel have joined the AAF or XFL? | The Tylt
Johnny Manziel was released by the Montreal Alouettes, but he landed on his feet pretty quickly. The former Heisman Trophy winner was picked up by the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football. The AAF could use his name recognition and he could immediately jump into playing football. However, he could've been the face of the XFL—a place where his attitude will fit perfectly. What do you think? 🏈
Should Johnny Manziel have joined the AAF or XFL?
The Alliance of American Football is in its infancy and needs an injection of interest in order to really challenge the NFL in terms of popularity. Johnny Football can be that spark.
Manziel may not be the best quarterback, but he is still a name with a lot of value. Whether he succeeds or fails, Manziel makes headlines and puts people in the seats. His roller coaster of a career has been one of the most followed saga's in recent years and AAF would be able to capitalize on that persona to build its brand.
He made the right choice to go to the AAF.
The last iteration of the XFL prided itself on being a provocative, unabashedly irreverent brand of football. That seems like the perfect match for Johnny Football.
Imagine Manziel being in a league that will actually encourage him to get in people's faces. He would flourish! Obviously, the NFL had a little too much talent for him to handle, but the XFL will have lower tier competition where he can really show off and establish himself as the best player. Vince McMahon would be foolish to not allow Manziel in the league because he has a DUI on his record. There's too much money at stake!
He should've picked the XFL.