The inaugural season of the XFL is underway. Week one is in the books, and it was a smashing success! The games were competitive and the rules are unique. The transparency with the officials and the booth is fantastic. The question that stands out is, who is going to be the face of the XFL? Did someone say Johnny Manziel?
Where Is Johnny Football?
Manziel seems to be spending a lot of time on the golf course these days. I don’t blame him, it’s a hell of a sport. I think he wants to play again, he even tweeted himself that the “comebackSZN is still alive”. Translation: he is still trying to play football. We last saw Manziel in the AAF. The league that got swept under the rug before it finished a full season. We saw a small sample size from Manziel, but he showed flashes of the old Johnny Football. He clearly has a bad taste in his mouth when it comes to these new leagues.
Manziel Vs McMahon
The real question is, does the XFL want Manziel? It looks like the answer may be no. Do they need him? In my opinion, no they do not. Although he would be great for TV ratings and I believe he still can play at a high level. The success he had at Texas A&M is undeniable and he seems to somewhat have his life in order. Vince McMahon, in January 2018 was quoted saying “If you have any sort of criminal record or commit a crime, you aren’t playing in this league.“ Vince was quoted saying this over two years ago and Manziel had charges dropped. Manziel had his ego hurt but that doesn’t mean they can’t reconcile. I think there is a legitimate chance we see Johnny Manziel in the XFL, but maybe it’s just wishful thinking. Hold It.