Cleveland, Ohio-When Johnny Manziel performs at the Texas A&M Theater, he is often referred to as a video game character for his incredible elusive and miraculous ability. Therefore, it is fitting that the former Brown quarterback will try to revive his career in a new league that combines the best parts of live football and video games.
The league announced on Wednesday that Manziel’s latest comeback attempt will be Zappers whose fans control football.
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“Football has always been an important part of my life, and the opportunity to join the FCF is too difficult,” Manziel added. He became a member of the Memphis Express of the NFL in 2019. “The FCF is doing some novel things in sports. This is a league that is really relevant to the fans and let them decide. I can’t wait to start. It will be very interesting.”
Since Manziel told the Labbock Avalanche-Journal in June that his game day is “probably over”, his tune has changed.
He told ESPN on Wednesday: “This is a good time. There is still the potential to focus on football.” “They want the people [who] Join this league, become a member of their own, and have fun with it, and have more freedom than sometimes football. That is definitely what attracted me. “
FCF will encourage players to broadcast their off-site activities and directly contact fans in the same way as e-sports players. Since being cut by the Browns in 2016, the former “Johnny Football” player has participated in the Spring League and the Canadian Football League in addition to AAF. Manziel also struggled with substance abuse, depression, and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
That’s how fans of four teams control football. Fans will have a say in everything-from designing uniforms and implementing league rules to choosing a starting lineup and playing in real time. The 7-on-7 game will last about an hour and will be broadcast live on Twitch in Atlanta. Registered fans will compete with each other in interactive competitions to obtain customized badges and unlock special privileges.
Farudi said in a press release: “The long-term goal is to create a new world between games and traditional sports.”
The league has not announced when it will start its six-week timetable.