Johnny Manziel’s ongoing negotiations to play pro football in Canada don’t seem to be going well, and he’s not even close to signing a deal with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
TSN reported the following:
Hamilton - Manziel - Offer - Players - Situation
Hamilton has apparently made Manziel an offer better than those extended to most players in his situation, but also not far out of line of what an entry-level deal should look like – Johnny Football or no Johnny Football. Ticat sources believe it to be the best offer afforded any incoming player since the league’s salary management system went into place roughly a decade ago. Where this gets complicated is that Manziel has star power that could affect the Tiger-Cats’ bottom line when it comes to driving ticket and jersey sales and would be an instant boon to television ratings. This is why his agent is choking on the idea that he’ll be making less than Jeremiah Masoli, who has had a half-season of CFL success, or James Franklin, who threw a total of 19 passes last season.