The controversial quarterback will be playing in a new soccer league called Fan Controlled Football.And yes, that’s exactly how it sounds.The fans essentially control every aspect of the league, from designing the players to calling the games, it’s like one Mixture of Fantasy Football and Madden Franchise Mode

While the league isn’t filled with household names, one player stands out from the crowd: Johnny Manziel

It’s somewhat surprising that Manziel is back playing soccer after a brief stint in the Alliance of American Football League, the former Heisman trophy winner appeared to be done with soccer with the XFL not wanting to sign him and Manziel wasn’t interested to play in the league under the direction of The Rock

“I’m retired, dude,” Manziel told TMZ Sports last year, “Look, anything The Rock touches will be gold as always, but I think football is a little bit behind me”

But Manziel came out of “retirement” to play in the Fan Controlled Football League. Why? We’ll get into that below

Manziel signed with the league in late December and said he was thrilled with what they had to offer

“The more I heard about what this was going to be, the more I felt that it was going to be something that was just really funny,” Manziel said of ESPN. “It’s going to be very fan-centric and something I got behind could bring without being extreme, extreme, extremely serious, like my football career was in the past””

In short, Manziel likes the fact that this league is football oriented without being too much. He basically just gets to join in and have fun

“Life sometimes gives you the opportunity to do something that you would still like to do if it were in a different role,” said Manziel. “That has a lot of potential to just be a good time and still be football-oriented You will leave the people who join this league as they are, have fun with it and be a little bit freer than what football is sometimes that definitely appealed to me you don’t want me to change who I am or anything else you want to come out with, bring out a good product, and have fun with it “

While this is technically a return to football, don’t expect Manziel to make an actual comeback due to his playing time in this league

“I’m not trying to be a comeback, some kind of redemption tour for me to go back and keep playing football,” Manziel told USA Today Sports. “After playing here I will probably be back for another year stop playing football”Two, or maybe even longer. This is just an opportunity I’ve been given to meet some good people who I think we will do good business with, and I’ll have a lot of fun doing it”

Even if Manziel made an outstanding appearance in that league and called an NFL team, he would refuse

“Even if I had the opportunity to get back to the NFL, I wouldn’t take it,” he told USA Today. “I don’t think it’s my way I don’t think it’s meant to be I think there are a million other ways and things I can do in life I’ve been good as a soccer player in the past I want to be good at something else in life and I’ve tried to be patient and not force things like in the past and just letting life come to me And I believe that something will come into my life that I know I will love the way I loved football at one point in time “

He’s one of the few franchise players in the league, which means he stays on the same team throughout the season.In this league, teams get two franchisees (chosen by the team owners) and fans get after that first game a goalkeeper All other players go to a draft pool, where they have the opportunity to be selected for a new team on a weekly basis

As we explained in our salary history, players in the Fan Controlled Football League earn a weekly minimum of $ 400-750 plus room and board. It is possible that the Liga Manziel because of its name and attention to the he gives the league, pays more, but that’s just speculation As far as we know, Manziel does as much as everyone else

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