COMEBACKSZN by August Prum January 19, 2018
Johnny Manziel, the former Cleveland Browns quarterback who captivated the sports world with his electric skills, brash attitude, and public battle with addiction, seems to be launching a comeback with his new ComebackSZN clothing label.
With a collection of dad hats, hoodies, t-shirts, and some signed merch, Jonny Football is creating a brand that is as much of a statement of intent as some cool clothes.
The clothes are fire (that Lost In The Sauce dad hat is a personal favorite), but it also points to Johnny’s intention to get back on the football field.
Manziel is not currently getting NFL looks, but he’s in-demand in Canada’s CFL with Hamilton Tiger-Cats said to be in the mix for a deal with the QB. TMZ reported on the negotiations:
“[Manziel’s agent Erik] Burkhardt says Johnny is hopeful they can work out a ‘fair deal’ with the Canadian Football League team — and by that he means a contract ‘on par with what Hamilton has paid their QB in recent years, despite not having much on-field success.’
“Johnny likes the execs in the Hamilton front office — and seems excited to play for coach June Jones … but Burkhardt says the clock is ticking.”
The CFL may not be the most glamorous league in the world, but it could be a great opportunity for the former Heisman winner to get back on the field.
Hey @JManziel2! What do I have to do to get one of these hats signed? @Hawk #ThomaHawk pic.twitter.com/RHUmDlnTKR
— Joe Thomas (@joethomas73) January 19, 2018
It’s been a wild couple years for Johnny Football, from one of the most exciting young talents in football to becoming a cautionary tale of money, fame, and substance abuse derailing a career.
We hope he gets back on the gridiron to do his thing again.