Former Cleveland Browns top draft pick and 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is attempting a comeback in the Canadian Football League, and his route took a sharp turn on Sunday when the Hamilton Tiger-Cats dealt the 25-year-old to the struggling Montreal Alouettes, ESPN reported. Whether Manziel will see the field in his debut on Thursday night is another question, as he is expected to start on the bench when the Als host the Edmonton Eskimos in a game that will live stream from Percival Molson Stadium.
In Montreal, Manziel is reunited with Head Coach Mike Sherman, who recruited the six-foot, 210-pound “Johnny Football” for Texas A&M University, though Sherman departed the program before actually coaching Manziel on the field, as the Montreal Alouettes official site recounted.
“We didn’t bring him here to have him sit on the bench,” Sherman told ESPN. “This is quite a short week. We’ll just see how the week plays out. I don’t want to put added pressure on him and I want everybody else to get ready to play. We’ll just play it out during the course of the week.”
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Edmonton Eskimos vs. Montreal Alouettes Thursday night CFL showdown, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time at 23,400-seat Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, on Thursday, July 25 — 6 p.m. Pacific. Fans in the United Kingdom can log in to the live stream at 2 a.m. on Friday, July 26.
But sit on the bench is exactly what Manziel did for five games in Hamilton, as the Inquisitr reported, with Tiger-Cats quarterback Jeremiah Masoli on a record-setting run of nine straight 300-yard passing games which finally came to an end last week.
Vernon Adams is expected to get the start for Montreal, according to the Montreal Gazette. But for 3-2 Edmonton, last year’s CFL Outstanding player, Mike Reilly, will look to add to his 1,648-yard, nine touchdown performance so far this season, after tossing for 5,830 yards and 30 TDs in 2017.
Watch a report on Manziel’s debut with the Montreal Alouettes in the video below, courtesy of the Montreal Gazette.
To watch a free live stream of the Week Six CFL clash pitting the Edmonton Eskimos vs. Montreal Alouettes, use the stream provided by ESPN+, the new, online subscription sports network of the sports media giant ESPN. The ESPN+ streaming network is available with a subscription fee of $4.99 per month but comes with a seven-day free trial. If the trial is canceled before the weeklong period, football fans can watch the Eskimos vs. Alouettes showdown at no charge.
Fans in Canada will need to register for a TSN subscription to watch a live stream of the Edmonton vs. Montreal matchup. In the United Kingdom, the CFL game will live stream via BT Sport. Viewers in other countries outside of Canada, The United States, and U.K. may purchase a live stream of Edmonton Eskimos vs. Montreal Alouettes from the CFL streaming service, which also offers international subscription package for the 2018 Canadian Football League season.