Johnny Manziel tells XFL 'send contract tomorrow' for ratings boost, then deletes account

Comeback SZN is back on. Maybe.

Johnny Manziel didn’t seem interested in joining the XFL earlier this month, given his experience in the Alliance of American Football (AAF) last year. But a recent tweet directed to XFL commissioner Oliver Luck indicates he may want to help boost the league.

“Oliver Luck,” Manziel wrote on Twitter, via Pro Football Talk. “If ya wanna boost your ratings to another level just send me the contract tomorrow and we’re in there. Like I said YEARS ago… XFL2020 give the people what they want.”

Manziel then deleted his account hours later. So who really knows.

The former Heisman Trophy-winning Texas A&M star tweeted two weeks ago that he was inclined to stay away from the XFL.

“ComebackSZN still alive if y’all ain’t know,” Manziel tweeted. “Just not playing for another league that’s going to fold on you midway through the season.”

Manziel most recently played football in March 2019 for the Memphis Express of the AAF. He joined midseason and played in two games before the league folded. Prior to that he played in the Canadian Football League (CFL), but was kicked out in February 2019. He went 2-6 over his two-year NFL career with the Browns after being drafted in the first round of 2014.

The XFL seemed open to signing Manziel in April of last year, but hasn’t come out lobbying for him to join. The league, founded and funded by WWE CEO Vince McMahon, experienced a steep ratings drop in week 2. TV viewership dropped anywhere from 21 to 45 percent in the four TV windows.

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MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 08: Montreal Alouettes Quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) looks for a pass target during the Calgary Stampeders versus the Montreal Alouettes game on October 8, 2018, at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
HAMILTON, ON - NOVEMBER 3: Johnny Manziel #2 of the Montreal Alouettes warms up prior to action against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a CFL game at Tim Hortons Field on November 3, 2018 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The Alouettes defeated the Tiger-Cats 30-28. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - SEPTEMBER 30: Montreal Alouettes Quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) hands the ball off to Montreal Alouettes Running back William Stanback (31) during the Saskatchewan Roughriders versus the Montreal Alouettes game on September 30, 2018, at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - SEPTEMBER 30: Montreal Alouettes Quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) celebrates a good play during the Saskatchewan Roughriders versus the Montreal Alouettes game on September 30, 2018, at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
REGINA, SK - JULY 05: Johnny Manziel #2 of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on the field during pregame warmup before the game between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Saskatchewan Roughriders at Mosaic Stadium on July 5, 2018 in Regina, Canada. (Photo by Brent Just/Getty Images)
CALGARY, AB - JUNE 16: Johnny Manziel #2 of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats stands on the sidelines during a CFL game against the Calgary Stampeders at McMahon Stadium on June 16, 2018 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JULY 26: Look on Montreal Alouettes Quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) at warm-up before the Edmonton Eskimos versus the Montreal Alouettes game on July 26, 2018, at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JULY 26: Montreal Alouettes Quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) stretches at warm-up before the Edmonton Eskimos versus the Montreal Alouettes game on July 26, 2018, at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JULY 26: Montreal Alouettes Quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) throws the ball at warm-up before the Edmonton Eskimos versus the Montreal Alouettes game on July 26, 2018, at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - AUGUST 03: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Montreal Alouettes looks to play the ball against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during the CFL game at Percival Molson Stadium on August 3, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - AUGUST 03: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Montreal Alouettes throws the ball against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during the CFL game at Percival Molson Stadium on August 3, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - AUGUST 03: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Montreal Alouettes tackles defensive back Mike Daly #35 of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during the CFL game at Percival Molson Stadium on August 3, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - AUGUST 03: Montreal Alouettes Quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) runs with the ball during the Hamilton Tiger-Cats versus the Montreal Alouettes game on August 3, 2018, at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - AUGUST 03: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Montreal Alouettes takes to the field against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during the CFL game at Percival Molson Stadium on August 3, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated the Montreal Alouettes 50-11. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - AUGUST 03: Montreal Alouettes Quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) passes the ball during the Hamilton Tiger-Cats versus the Montreal Alouettes game on August 3, 2018, at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - AUGUST 03: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Montreal Alouettes and head coach Mike Sherman look on from the sidelines against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during the CFL game at Percival Molson Stadium on August 3, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated the Montreal Alouettes 50-11. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
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