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Now, were I a mobile quarterback banished from the NFL for any reason, I’d go to the CFL and try to rehabilitate my career as much as possible, which might satisfy a bunch of questions about any off-field concerns people would have about me. I don’t see how creeping around the periphery trying to get people to take pictures of me throwing footballs into trash cans would influence anyone. 

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1 hour ago, T0mShane said:

Now, were I a mobile quarterback banished from the NFL for any reason, I’d go to the CFL and try to rehabilitate my career as much as possible, which might satisfy a bunch of questions about any off-field concerns people would have about me. I don’t see how creeping around the periphery trying to get people to take pictures of me throwing footballs into trash cans would influence anyone. 

Ive never understood why guys dont do this, whats wrong with the CFL?  You would think with their rules manziel would tear it up there.

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6 minutes ago, BCJet said:

Ive never understood why guys dont do this, whats wrong with the CFL?  You would think with their rules manziel would tear it up there.

The pay probably sucks.  The CFL doesn't release salaries (big surprise there), but from the info available, the most any player has ever made was QB Ricky Ray, at $400,000 per season. 

And the process of getting a Canadian work permit is a real b*tch. 

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15 minutes ago, BCJet said:

Ive never understood why guys dont do this, whats wrong with the CFL?  You would think with their rules manziel would tear it up there.

Kaepernick, too. 

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12 minutes ago, Jetsfan80 said:

The pay probably sucks.  The CFL doesn't release salaries (big surprise there), but from the info available, the most any player has ever made was QB Ricky Ray, at $400,000 per season. 

And the process of getting a Canadian work permit is a real b*tch. 

Yeah, but both Manziel and Kaepernick already had money. Going up there and kicking ass would have put some pressure on the NFL to bring them back, I’d think.

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Just now, T0mShane said:

Yeah, but both Manziel and Kaepernick already had money. Going up there and kicking ass would have put some pressure on the NFL to bring them back, I’d think.

Do they?

Manziel probably blew all his money. 

Kaepernick gives away a TON of money to charitable causes. 

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16 minutes ago, BCJet said:

Ive never understood why guys dont do this, whats wrong with the CFL?  You would think with their rules manziel would tear it up there.

2 teams called "Rough Riders" causes mass confusion. Other than that, all true. Didn't hurt Warren Moon, Doug Flutie and many others at several positions. If Manziel wants to play if the NFL he has to demonstrate he can act like an adult for a full season. 

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1 hour ago, T0mShane said:

Now, were I a mobile quarterback banished from the NFL for any reason, I’d go to the CFL and try to rehabilitate my career as much as possible, which might satisfy a bunch of questions about any off-field concerns people would have about me. I don’t see how creeping around the periphery trying to get people to take pictures of me throwing footballs into trash cans would influence anyone. 

So very much this.  Kid needs to shut up and then put up (in the CFL) and then see what his opportunities in the NFL are.

One wonders if Warren Moon were around today as a player, would he have gone to the CFL (which led directly to him being in the NFL) or would he have done what Manziel is doing now....

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55 minutes ago, Jetsfan80 said:

The pay probably sucks.  The CFL doesn't release salaries (big surprise there), but from the info available, the most any player has ever made was QB Ricky Ray, at $400,000 per season. 

And the process of getting a Canadian work permit is a real b*tch. 

Canadian Dreamer ..... just cross over above Franklin County, NY

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3 hours ago, k-met57 said:

kind of hope this kid gets it together and makes a run at it...although he prob wont....and if he does, he'll **** it up.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/03/22/report-johnny-manziel-to-throw-at-university-of-san-diego-pro-day-thursday/

I wish him the best of luck. If he truly has his mind right then he deserves a shot. Ive never liked continuously hanging something over someone's head as if only a few make mistakes. 

If he's focused give him a shot.

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I don't think a team will ever take a chance on him. He needs to just stay out of trouble and go to the CFL. If he can go up there and play really well, take it seriously while he's up there, then maybe a team would give him a chance.

But I don't think throwing to underclassmen at Pro days is going to get him a serious look. If I was a GM i'd want to see him go to a team (CFL) and actually put in the work and perform well in games.

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3 hours ago, T0mShane said:

Now, were I a mobile quarterback banished from the NFL for any reason, I’d go to the CFL and try to rehabilitate my career as much as possible, which might satisfy a bunch of questions about any off-field concerns people would have about me. I don’t see how creeping around the periphery trying to get people to take pictures of me throwing footballs into trash cans would influence anyone. 

Yeah sure, but the kids love him.

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2 hours ago, 32EBoozer said:

Canadian Dreamer ..... just cross over above Franklin County, NY

Haha I have no interest in living there.  My sister just had to go through the process of getting a work permit, and was basically detained at the airport for like 6 hours waiting for her boss to vouch for her, lol.  

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5 hours ago, T0mShane said:

Now, were I a mobile quarterback banished from the NFL for any reason, I’d go to the CFL and try to rehabilitate my career as much as possible, which might satisfy a bunch of questions about any off-field concerns people would have about me. I don’t see how creeping around the periphery trying to get people to take pictures of me throwing footballs into trash cans would influence anyone. 

Thats too much work for Manziel.   

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You guys are a bit harsh.  

He could go to the CFL or not, but throwing in front of NFL scouts is always a plus.  More importantly, he can talk to them there and they can decide if he looks like he has matured or has a hang over. 

I'm not sure why people are acting like teams were there to see him.  More likely they were there for Penny or Kelly.  Or maybe Bawden the QB turned FB that couldn't run at the combine.  It's a free opportunity for Manziel and maybe he could do something for one of these kids as a bonus.

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