Johnny Manziel completed only 1-of-5 passes for 11 yards Saturday night in his debut in the Fan Controlled Football (FCF) league.
“Feels like I’m super washed up, but still had a blast,’’ he said after his team, the Zappers, lost to the Beasts, 48-44. “That was the most fun I’ve had in a while.’’
Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback, scrambled for 38 yards on his first play from scrimmage but was in no mood to boast.
“You see me get caught from behind, too?’’ he said of his opening run. “Times have changed. We’re definitely in 2021.’’
Looking winded for much of the game, Manziel, 28, got sacked twice. But he still looked nimble on his feet, rushing for 67 yards and a touchdown on eight carries.
“We’re having a blast,’’ he said. “This league is fun, and everybody that’s here is having a good time, so we’ll keep getting better.’’
The four-team league will play all of its game at the Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, Georgia.
“The product will keep getting better as the weeks go on,’’ Manziel said. “Good start even with the loss. You know, win or lose we booze on the Zappers.’’