Johnny Manziel Oct 9, 2021; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies alumni Johnny Manziel watches the Texas A&M Aggies play against the Alabama Crimson Tide in second half at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

After Saturday’s upset loss to Appalachian State, Texas A&M’s football team may be looking for new ways to get the season back on track. Johnny Manziel — who won the Heisman Trophy for the Aggies 10 years ago — had an interesting idea.

Shortly after the game, Manziel went on Twitter and asked one simple question: “I’ve got 2 years of eligibility left, right?”

Unsurprisingly, this drew a lot of reactions.

Quarterback Haynes King was 13-for-20 on Saturday with 97 yards passing. He added only 23 yards on the ground in eight carries. So, the Aggies can use the help under center. That much is clear. And while Manziel’s NFL career was marred both on and off the field issues, he was one of the most exciting college football players of the last 20 years.

But at the risk of being killjoys, we do have to pour some cold water on this idea. Manziel did leave the Aggies with two years of eligibility but his NFL career wiped those off. Things are loosening up in the NIL era but we haven’t reached that point — at least not yet.

So, Manziel’s recently stated desire to rejoin the Texas A&M family will have to be in a capacity other than starting quarterback.

[Johnny Manziel on Twitter]

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