Montreal has a 1-4 record following Saturday night's 25-8 loss at Calgary and has struggled offensively while using three different quarterbacks - Drew Willy, Jeff Mathews and Matt Shiltz. Masoli threw for only 184 yards against the Saskatechewan Roughriders, with no touchdown passes and an interception.
In a bid to fix the league's worst offense, the quarterback-starved franchise traded for the 25-year old Texan on Sunday evening. He gained 29 yards on six carries.
In the team's latest game, Manziel once again didn't play. Manziel redshirted in 2011 and went on to win the Heisman Trophy the following season under new coach Kevin Sumlin. That's despite the Tiger-Cats' head coach saying Manziel should reach the National Football League within two years. 'Neither one of us believes in the status quo and felt we needed to shake things up.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats traded Manziel to the Montreal Alouettes on Sunday in a move that reunites the signal-caller with Alouettes head coach Mike Sherman, who helped recruit Manziel to Texas A&M in 2011. He would finish his college career with two All-SEC nods in his only two seasons before being drafted by the Browns with the 22nd-overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. He was released in March 2016 after posting a 2-6 record over two tumultuous campaigns.More news: Putin ‘PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE’ for election meddling says Trump in latest clarification
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In a February interview with Good Morning America, Manziel revealed that he was self-medicating with alcohol and other substances back in 2016 when he got the boot from the Cleveland Browns after two seasons.
He was allowed to sign with Hamilton, which held his exclusive CFL negotiation rights, only after agreeing to a number of unspecified conditions by commissioner Randy Ambrosie.
"Jeremiah has played great, but Johnny's ready to play", said a Ticats source. This hasn't been fair to him.