Sports Manziel's agent: Alouettes 'insane' to start QB so quickly

23:08  02 august  2018
23:08  02 august  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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Johnathan Paul Manziel (/mænˈzɛl/ man-ZEL; born December 6, 1992) is an American professional Canadian football quarterback for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

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Johnny Manziel's agent doesn't believe the Montreal Alouettes are making the smartest decision by throwing his client into the starting lineup less than two full weeks after landing him in a trade.

"I mean, have you learned more than like nine plays in the three practices you've got before they decide to throw you out to the wolves, so to speak? ... It's insane," Erik Burkhardt said in front of the quarterback on Barstool Sports' Comeback SZN podcast.

Manziel was acquired by the Alouettes in a blockbuster transaction with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on July 22. After spending his Montreal debut stapled to the bench, the Als decided to turn to the former Heisman Trophy winner with hopes that he can spark their struggling offence. Coincidentally, Manziel will make his first CFL start against the Tiger-Cats.

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  Manziel sits again and Twitter isn't happy Johnny Manziel, still, has yet to make his CFL debut. Following a trade from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to the Montreal Alouettes on Sunday, the reported plan for Manziel was that he wouldn't start Thursday night against the Edmonton Eskimos but he would see the field.

Johnny Manziel will face his former team when he makes his first CFL start on Friday for the Montreal Alouettes . Getty Images. “So I feel very blessed to be in this position, to be back in a situation where I’m starting again,” Manziel said.

The former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback will make his first start for the CFL’ s Montreal Alouettes in Friday’ s game.

Though Manziel sounded more eager about finally taking his first regular-season snaps of the year, Burkhardt questioned his ability to learn a new team's playbook and offensive system in such a short period of time.

"He's had like four practices in this offence, I think it's a little premature," Burkdhardt said. "I think you're only as good as your play-calling and your experience around you and I think everybody is trying to figure this thing out. I am, I'm a little bit uncomfortable, and I think expectations need to be tempered a little bit because this is not baseball, you can't just throw him in the five-hole and put him in left field and who gives a shit what jersey he's wearing."

Burkhardt also criticized the Tiger-Cats for trading away Manziel instead of giving him a chance to overtake Jeremiah Masoli as their starting pivot.

"We're playing the team that traded him and it ain't like they're blowing the doors off, they're 2-4," he said. "I think their quarterback has thrown more picks than touchdowns, so go put it on their ass."

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