Johnny Manziel Getting Interest From Arena Football League, Commish Slid In DMs!

Johnny Manziel Getting Interest From Arena Football League, Commish Slid In DMs!

Arena Football League
We Want Johnny Football …
Says Commish Lee Hutton

3/23/2024 12:30 AM PT

Comeback SZN 2.0 could be on the horizon … ’cause there’s one organization clamoring to get Johnny Manziel to suit up once again — the Arena Football League!!

That’s right — the AFL is relaunching in 2024 under new leadership … forming 16 teams for a 10-game season.

TMZ Sports spoke with new AFL commissioner Lee Hutton III — the first black pro league commish in United States history — on the exciting times for the country’s favorite sport … and he’s eyeing some big names to join in.

“Absolutely,” Hutton said. “Some of them have received personal [direct messages] from me. I reached out to Johnny Manziel. So, Johnny, I’m a Texas guy. So, if you’re ready to come back and indoors — because you did very well — we will take you. We will find a spot for you.”

31-year-old Manziel was one of the most electric players on the gridiron once upon a time … winning the Heisman in 2012 and eventually going in the first round of the NFL Draft two years later.

But things fizzled out … and the former Texas A&M superstar bounced around to the CFL and other leagues before walking away from the sport for good.

Manziel has been open about his struggles with addiction and mental health … but it appears he’s doing much better and is on a good path, so perhaps he gets the itch to give it another go??

Regardless of whether Manziel hops aboard the AFL ship, Hutton — an attorney for high-profile cases and celebrities — said there are exciting times ahead for the org … and they’re expecting to satisfy fans’ hunger for football throughout the year.

Hutton added he’s been picking the brains of former owners, coaches and commissioners of the AFL … and everyone’s been super helpful as he transitions into the new position.

Hutton also explained what kind of players his league is looking for (outside of Manziel) … and revealed former NFLers are already reaching out in hopes of continuing their plans.

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