Alouettes trade for controversial quarterback Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel has reportedly been traded from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to the Montreal Alouettes, where he will now reunite with coach Mike Sherman, who recruited him to Texas A&M back in 2011.

Manziel's time in Hamilton, Ontario came to an end Sunday when the former National Football League first-rounder was traded to the Montreal Alouettes, according to Duane Forde of TSN.

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

Montreal, meanwhile, has scored just 69 total points during its 1-4 start and has nothing to lose by signing Manziel to shake things up a bit. Manziel redshirted in 2011 and went on to win the Heisman Trophy the following season under new coach Kevin Sumlin.

Johnny Manziel is already on his second stop in the Canadian Football League, and this time he is the likely starter.

Johnny Manziel is introduced during Monday’s press conference in Montreal
Johnny Manziel is introduced during Monday’s press conference in Montreal

The Alouettes wasted little time promoting their acquisition of the former Cleveland Browns quarterback and Heisman Trophy-winner.

According to ESPN, Alouettes starting quarterback Drew Willy left Saturday's 25-8 loss to the Calgary Stampeders with a hand injury, and was replaced by backup Matt Shiltz. "With his great mobility, his athletic abilities and his instinct we believe that he will have a positive impact on our offence".

Johnny Manziel will get a chance to play. 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".

Westerman, 33, had 19 tackles and three sacks in five games with the Alouettes, who he joined as a free agent this off-season.

In the team's latest game, Manziel once again didn't play. They're hoping Manziel can be the spark that revives Montreal's season.

  • Angelo Rivera