Johnny Manziel gets traded

Report: Johnny Manziel traded to Montreal Alouettes

Sherman's Alouettes completed a trade with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and acquired quarterback Johnny Manziel, the former Heisman Trophy victor who Sherman helped recruit to Texas A&M before the 2011 season.

Manziel has yet to play in a meaningful game this season, sitting behind Jeremiah Masoli in Hamilton.

In Montreal, Manziel will be reunited with coach Mike Sherman, under whom Manziel red-shirted at Texas A&M in 2011.

In a bid to fix the league's worst offense, the quarterback-starved franchise traded for the 25-year old Texan on Sunday evening. The former Heisman Trophy victor appeared in both of the Ticats' exhibition games - completing 21-of-31 passes for 168 yards and a TD while rushing six times for 19 yards - but didn't see any regular-season action backing up incumbent Jeremiah Masoli.

Manziel never got to play for current Montreal coach Sherman (right) who recruited him at Texas A&M.

"We have acquired an exceptional quarterback with undeniable talent", Alouettes general manager Kavis Reed said in a release. 'With his great mobility, his athletic abilities and his instinct we believe that he will have a positive impact on our offence'.

After Sunday's trade, the Tiger-Cats offered any fan with a Manziel Hamilton jersey a complimentary $100 gift card to use in the team store if he/she wanted to return it.

According to ESPN, Alouettes starting quarterback Drew Willy left Saturday's 25-8 loss to the Calgary Stampeders with a hand injury, and was replaced by backup Matt Shiltz. "Landon Rice and Tony Washington are two skilled players that will considerably solidify our offensive line".

The Als have been held to 10 points or under in three of those five games while scoring a total of only 69 points.

The Tiger-Cats are 2-3 this season, which puts them in second place in the East Division.

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