Johnny Manziel traded to CFL's Alouettes

Hamilton Tiger Cats quarterback Johnny Manziel and Toronto Argonauts defensive back Truman

Mike Sherman, who was the head coach at Texas A&M during Manziel's redshirt season as an Aggie, now holds the same position with the Alouettes.

The former Cleveland Browns quarterback was traded by the Tiger-Cats to the Montreal Alouettes Sunday, per ESPN News Services.

Masoli started the season impressively with four straight 300-yard passing performances and a record-tying nine overall dating back to past year.

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Montreal (1-4) has scored a league-low 69 points this season while allowing a league-high 148 points.

And now the debate can begin as to whether Johnny Manziel can play quarterback in the Canadian Football League or Montreal made a knee-jerk reaction out of desperation.

Sherman explained the recruiting process involved with getting Manziel to Texas A&M in a 2012 article with Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News.

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Between a team desperate for offense and a coach who is already familiar with him, it appears Manziel might have a path to legitimate playing time in the CFL.

Manziel, offensive tackle Tony Washington and offensive lineman Landon Rice were sent to Montreal in exchange for defensive end Jamaal Westerman, wide receiver Chris Williams and first-round picks in 2020 and 2022. Montreal backup Jeff Mathews also is out with a foot injury, leaving third-stringer Matt Shiltz to play the final three quarters Saturday night in a 25-8 loss at Calgary.

The Tiger-Cats are 2-3 this season, which puts them in second place in the East Division. "With his great mobility, his athletic abilities and his instinct we believe that he will have a positive impact on our offence". 'Neither one of us believes in the status quo and felt we needed to shake things up.

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After Sunday's trade, the Tiger-Cats offered any fan with a Manziel Hamilton jersey a complimentary $100 gift card to use in the team store if he/she wanted to return it.

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