Johnny Manziel's #ComebackSZN has its first stop.
The former Cleveland Browns quarterback announced on Wednesday that he has signed a deal to compete in the Spring League. Manziel made the announcement with a post on Twitter, where he also revealed his Spring League debut will come on March 28 in Austin, Texas.
"The Spring League has provided me with a great opportunity to play ball again, and ultimately, that is all I want to do," Manziel said in a statement released to TMZ.
Manziel, who hasn't participated in organized football since the end of the 2015 season, has made no shortage of headlines in the last week. On Monday, he revealed to Good Morning America that he has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which he is now taking medication for.
On Barstool Sports' 'Pardon My Take' podcast, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner discussed an array of topics, including what went wrong in his time in Cleveland. Manziel, who has admitted to issues with drug and alcohol abuse in the past, insists that he is now sober and training for a football comeback, which he hopes will ultimately result in a return to the NFL.
In the Spring League, Manziel now has his first stop in his return to organized football. Debuting in 2017, the inaugural Spring League season featured an array of former NFL and notable college football players, including former Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy and former Browns running back Ben Tate.