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Johnny Manziel traded to Montreal

Johnny Manziel traded to Montreal

The quarterback has reportedly been traded from the Tiger-Cats to the Montreal Alouettes, according to TSN.

Although he hasn't played since 2015, Montreal felt strongly enough about Manziel to surrender two future first-round picks to Hamilton in the five-player deal.

Manziel never saw the field with Hamilton, which has been led by quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, who had tied a CFL record with nine straight 300-yard passing games before the team's Week 5 bye. The Als have struggled to a 1-4 start, scoring only 69 points in the process for a league-worst 13.8 points per game.

Alouettes head coach Mike Sherman is very familiar with Manziel and knows how to use him, having coached him at Texas A&M.

Manziel, just 25 years old, has been one of the biggest stories of the season despite not even playing a down with the Ticats.

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"We have acquired an exceptional quarterback with undeniable talent", Montreal GM Kavis Reed said in a statement.

"With his great mobility, his athletic abilities and his instinct we believe that hewill have a positive impact on our offense".

The former Cleveland Browns 2014 first-round flop was stuck as the backup for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He appeared in 14 games overall, throwing for 1,675 yards and seven TD passes.

The 2012 Heisman Trophy victor at Texas A&M was 21-of-32 for 168 yards and a touchdown in two CFL exhibition games with Hamilton. Montreal takes on the Edmonton Eskimos (3-2) on Thursday night. "Landon Rice and Tony Washington are two skilled players that will considerably solidify our offensive line".