Signed to a contract by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in May, quarterback Johnny Manziel hasn't seen a snap in the CFL, outside of preseason.
"Johnny Manziel to Montreal is a done deal", Forde tweeted Sunday evening at around 6:45 p.m. ET. The former Heisman Trophy victor and first-round National Football League draft pick was a marquee signing this off-season, ending a year-long period of anticipation over his arrival in the three-down game.
Given the large price the Alouettes are paying for Manziel and his two teammates, it's likely that Manziel is going to be seeing a lot more time on the field than he did in Hamilton. "Landon Rice and Tony Washington are two skilled players that will considerably solidify our offensive line".
Manziel has yet to play in a meaningful game this season, sitting behind Jeremiah Masoli in Hamilton.
Currently, the Alouettes rank last in the CFL with 69 total points and 26:21 possession minutes per game.
The Als have a 1-4 record and have struggled offensively while using three quarterbacks - Drew Willy, Jeff Mathews and Matt Shiltz. The 24-year-old played in five games in his rookie season, connecting on 18 of 35 passes for 175 yards and two interceptions.
Manziel is making a comeback in the CFL after being released by the Cleveland Browns in March 2016.