Johnny Manziel, Ray Rice, Vince Young are some of the most notable veteran players that careers seem to be after thoughts. The new Spring Football League have given these guys an opportunity to prove they still have what it takes to possibly play in the NFL again one day. Spring League CEO Brian Woods told The Associated Press that those three players have gotten invitations.
“If Johnny Manziel is serious about a future in the NFL, the Spring League is willing to provide him with a platform to prove he’s still relevant,” Woods said.
“Our core strategy is to address deficiencies in the current pro football landscape by providing a showcase to experienced NFL players and an instructional platform for younger talent in need of live game repetitions, which are paramount for development,” Woods said.
The Spring League obviously would like a majority of younger players to get a proper platform but these big names will bring much-needed publicity. Below is a list of players who have already accepted invitations to play this spring.
QB Hutson Mason, RB Zach Bauman, Jalen Saunders, LB Will Smith, S Pierre Warren, DBs Justin Green and Ellis Lankster, and LB Tyler Starr.