Here’s Johnny!

Call the plays that Johnny Manziel runs by signing up for free to join the Zappers today

When Fan Controlled Football was started nearly 5 years ago giving fans the ability to call the shots, who would’ve thought they would call this one.

Well, the fans have spoken and here’s Johnny! Former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL first-round pick, Johnny Manziel, has signed to play with us in our inaugural season.

Manziel rose to football stardom with Texas A&M in 2012 as the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. Manziel most recently spent time with the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) in 2019 after being drafted 22nd overall by Cleveland in the 2014 NFL draft.

“We could not be more excited to have Johnny Manziel join the FCF,” said Sohrob Farudi, FCF Co-Founder and CEO. “To have one of the most talented and exciting players in the history of college football is a historic moment for the FCF, and for our fans who will have the opportunity to call the plays for Manziel.”   

Now, bringing ‘Johnny Football’ out of retirement is no easy task, and Zappers Co-Owner and personal friend of Mr. Football, Bob Menery, has been vocal on social media regarding his support for the quarterback’s return to football, and has since placed the Zappers sole franchise tag on the QB.

The fans know Manziel will be up for grabs by any team come time for the first draft, but they’ve shared their thoughts from “That’s my quarterback” to “This is legendary,” across social media.

And from Johnny Football himself, “Football has always been a huge part of my life, and the opportunity to join the FCF was too good to pass up,” said Manziel.  “FCF is doing something new and original in sports, a league that is truly all about the fans and letting them call all the shots.  I can’t wait to get started – this is going to be fun.”     

Ready to squad up with the Zappers and start calling the plays with Johnny at QB? Register for their team now and get in on the pre-season action!

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  1. Dustin Forbes December 30, 2020

    Will they be making Manziel jerseys? If so please let me know!!

  2. George December 31, 2020

    he’s no Johnny come lately

  3. Andre Shultzaberger January 2, 2021

    With the new & innovative approach of FCF, combined with the return of “Johnny Football” Manziel… Some folks are NOT going to be happy. Let them fall to the wayside and don’t look back!

    Balance will be returned to the game from which this moniker originated.

  4. Ed January 3, 2021

    Would like to see more about the rules of the game and how we go about drafting

  5. JackHoff22 January 4, 2021

    Johnny Manziel… seriously? He finally get out of those two bootycheeks? Just missed Dwayne Haskins. #JohnnyScamziel

  6. Stewart hanford January 5, 2021

    I was a fan i hope you have fun playing the way you used to !!

  7. Ed Jameson January 10, 2021

    Love this…gigem

  8. David Tress January 16, 2021

    Johnny Football Manziel made some big big plays in the CFL. Once connecting with the Zappers, he’s sure to make some more big plays for the fans.

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