The Montreal Alouettes Had Wanted Johnny Manziel For A While

By now you have realized there are several differences between the NFL and the CFL game.

Like they only have three downs instead of four and, unlike the NFL game, the CFL field has a 55-yard line.

But after yesterday, there is even one more bizarre difference in the game our neighbors to the north play.

Teams actually want Johnny Manziel on their team.

At least his newest team, the Montreal Alouettes—who acquired him from the Hamilton tiger Cats yesterday—sure do.

This according to a report out of NBC Sports yesterday that says Manziel’s trade move that was in the making long before he headed to Montreal.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Montreal had wanted Manziel for a while. The Alouettes had wanted dibs on Manziel, but Hamilton had declined to trade his rights. Montreal had called Hamilton multiple times about doing a deal.

And if you still don’t think that the Alouettes wanted him pretty badly—understand that they dealt starting defensive end Jamaal Westerman, starting receiver Chris Williams, and a pair of first-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021.

So yeah, there is no question Montreal is all in on Manziel.

Source: NBC Sports

Keith and Tony


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