Johnny Manziel's next football opportunity may already be taking shape.
Just one day after he was released by the Montreal Alouettes - a surprise move directed by the CFL on Wednesday due to a breach of agreement - the 26-year-old quarterback is eyeing the AAF.
League chairman Tom Dundon told Kevin Allen and Tom Schad of USA Today Sports there's been contact from Manziel's representation and that the AAF has offered him a chance to work out for teams.
"Right now, it's a decision of the GMs and they can decide what they want to do," Dundon said Thursday. "If talent-wise this is close, the negative of him is that there is drama with him and you are trying to win games and build a team. The positive is that he brings in fans and attention."
Because Manziel played at Texas A&M, the San Antonio Commanders hold his rights under the league's college allocation system, Dundon explained. All other teams would have the chance to sign him should the Commanders decline to do so.
As is the case for all AAF players, any deal for Manziel would be a three-year, $250,000 pact.
A Heisman Trophy winner and a first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns, Manziel played just two seasons in the NFL before being released at the end of the 2015 campaign.
He got a chance north of the border after a few years away from football, but his CFL stint ended this week after just one season split between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Alouettes.