Johnny Manziel’s comeback hit a gigantic snag Friday night in his first CFL start.
Manziel threw four interceptions and was benched in the fourth quarter with his Montreal Alouettes getting spanked by his former team, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 47-3.
After the game, Manziel told reporters that he felt like he was being humbled by the football gods.
“I think we got beat so bad, things went so bad, so quick that even throughout the game, even when I was in there, I just kept telling myself that this is a test, this is the football gods humbling me,” Manziel said via ESPN. “You come up here, it’s not the NFL, it’s the CFL, it’s different. You expect to do well. It’s what I’ve been accustomed to in college and had some moments in the NFL. Then you come up here and it’s not what you expected or are used to, it’s a different place. This game humbles you.”
Alouettes head coach Mike Sherman said that Manziel would remain as his starting quarterback next week. The question now becomes whether Manziel is indeed ready to lead a professional football team. He reportedly showed signs of his former self, but the numbers don’t inspire confidence. Manziel finished 11-of-20 for 104 yards, no touchdowns and four interceptions, with four rushing yards on two attempts.