Although his name is in fewer headlines now than in year's past, Manziel is making his way back into the spotlight.
The former Browns quarterback will participate in the forthcoming Spring League, a developmental football program for emerging players to showcase their skill sets to NFL scouts and general managers, CEO Brian Woods announced Wednesday.
Approximately 150 pro football hopefuls will be divided into four teams, practice daily and play games on weekends. Manziel will play on the South team.
"Football has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember".
"But at the end of the day when you wake up the next day after a night like that, or after going on a trip like that, and that's all gone?"More news: IS leader al-Baghdadi suffering from deteriorating health
Johnny Manziel has a date to return to the gridiron. But you've got to start somewhere, and apparently for Manziel, that somewhere is The Spring League. It's seen top talent over the years attend including names such as Kellen Winslow II and Ahmad Bradshaw, formerly of the New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts.
Manziel has been negotiating a contract with the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who hold his exclusive rights. He appeared in just 15 games before he was cut.
Entering the 2018 NFL Draft, few players have been more divisive than former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield.
The charge was later dropped on the condition Manziel complete an anger management course. On Monday, he revealed to Good Morning America that he has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which he is now taking medication for. "He can try and take something that I did and make it a positive for him". Don't get me wrong - that's still slightly under halfway, but it's light years ahead of where the numbers would have been at a year ago. "Learn from my mistakes and get back to what I love doing and what I want to be doing in my life", he said, according to For the Win.