Johnny Manziel made his debut in the Alliance of American Football on Sunday.
Manziel, who signed with the Memphis Express a week, then entered the match in the next quarter with his team losing 16-8 into the Birmingham Iron. Quarterback Brandon Silvers began the match.
The former Heisman Trophy winner scrambled for 13 yards on his very first play from scrimmage. Six plays later, he connected to some 36-yard pass to Alton Howard, but the drive stalled from the red zone, and the Express missed a field goal.
The home fans, who’d been chanting,”We need Johnny!” Until Manziel entered, booed heavily when Silvers returned to play the next series. The Express went three and out.