Johnny Manziel is one step closer to the field, and he feels fortunate to be there.
Via Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com, Manziel talked to reporters prior to his first start in his comeback, as he will take the field for the Montreal Alouettes against his previous team, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
“It’s good to be back in here,” Manziel said. “I felt like the thing I’ve been missing, even over the course of this year and a couple years, is reps. And as you guys have seen the last couple days, a chance to get with the 1s and get some reps is what I feel like I really need and what I’ve talked to a lot of people about.
“So I feel very blessed to be in this position, to be back in a situation where I’m starting again. It’s good. It’s a quick turnaround. But at the same time, I’m excited for the opportunity.”