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Johnny Manziel is returning to football in a new startup league that lets fans call plays


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#Johnny #Manziel is returning to the gridiron. #Not the NFL gridiron, though. #According to ESPN’s #Kevin #Seifert, the QB is joining a startup league called #Fan #Controlled #Football. #Fan #Controlled #Football is scheduled to begin in #February and is a far cry from any league #Manziel, 28, has played in before. #It will consist 7-on-7 games. #As is hinted at in the name of the league, fans will call plays and make rosters.

“The more I heard about what this was going to be, the more I felt it was going to be something that was just very fun,” #Manziel told ESPN of #Fan #Controlled #Football. “#It’s going to be very fan-oriented and something I could get behind without being extremely, extremely, extremely serious, the way that my football career has been in the past.”

#Teams in the league will play a six-week schedule and the games will be streamed on #Twitch from the league’s facility in #Atlanta. These games are going to last about an hour and the field will be 50-by-35 yards with 10-yard end zones.

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FCF co-founder and CEO #Sohrob #Farudi met #Manziel through a mutual friend. #Farudi believes that the league will appeal to the 18-35 age demographic that may not be into watching a three-hour football game, which is obviously the norm in both college football and the NFL.

#Besides #Manziel, the majority of the talent are players from #Division I college football programs, the CFL, the XFL and indoor football leagues. #Johnny #Football hasn’t played organized football since #April 2019, when he played for the #Alliance of #American #Football #League before the league ultimately folded. #Manziel has also played in the #Canadian #Football #League since he was released by the #Browns back in 2015.





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