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Caption:KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 27: Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns avoids the tackle of Ron Parker #38 of the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium during the fourth quarter of the game on December 27, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Johnny Manziel Scores 2 Running TDs In Final Spring League Game, QB Now Considering CFL Offer [VIDEO]

Johnny Manziel put on quite an impressive performance in the final game of the Spring League in Austin, Texas on Thursday night.

Johnny Manziel Running Touchdowns in Spring League Finale

The problem-riddled former Cleveland Browns quarterback ran for two touchdowns and completed 10 of 16 passes for 188 yards — including a 50-yard toss — and an interception.

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Manziel — a 25-year-old former first-round pick and Heisman Trophy winner — is now weighing an offer to play with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Should he choose to sign with the team, he would be playing with them for two years, per several reports. Rookie training camps in the CFL start May 16, so Manziel has until shortly before then to decide whether to join the Tiger-Cats, according to ESPN.

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“I’m straight back to working out and doing what I did when I came here,” Manziel told ESPN of his future after the Spring League. “Everything else will sort itself out. I’m trying to do what I can do to come back to playing football whatever capacity that is.

“We know when deadlines are. We have another month or so to work out and not worry about anything.”

The Spring League is a developmental league that began in 2017. A sort of professional football scouting event, it serves to give rising stars a chance to demonstrate their playing abilities.

Manziel last played in an NFL game on Dec. 27, 2015 with the Browns. The QB — a former Texas A&M standout who became known as “Johnny Football” and was drafted in 2014 — was cut shortly afterwards, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and has since counted a long list of issues off the field.

Among the scandals Manziel has been involved with were an incident in 2012 when he was charged with disorderly conduct and an alleged domestic violence incident with his former girlfriend in late 2015.

Manziel — who eventually garnered a reputation as a party animal — was also suspended four games in 2016 for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. In December 2016, the QB took a plea deal that involved him agreeing to receive counseling and have his behavior supervised by prosecutors for up to one year.

Manziel has been training with several coaches since then in the hopes of being given another opportunity of returning to the NFL.

Check out some of Manziel’s highlights here:

 

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Written by Pablo Mena