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ARLINGTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 28: Johnny Manziel watches play between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Arkansas Razorbacks during the Southwest Classic at AT&T Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Johnny Manziel is back. As ESPN’s Kevin Seifert reports, Manziel is joining a startup league named Fan Controlled Football.

Fan Controlled Football is slated to kick off in February, and it’s definitely a different kind of league. The league will feature 7-on-7 games, and fans will actually be able to call plays and make rosters. It’s a fan’s dream come true!

“The more I heard about what this was going to be, the more I felt it was going to be something that was just very fun,” Manziel said to ESPN of Fan Controlled Football. “It’s going to be very fan-oriented and something I could get behind without being extremely, extremely, extremely serious, the way that my football career has been in the past.”

Games will be streamed on Twitch from Atlanta. The games will run roughly an hour. Aside from Manziel, many of the players are from Division I college football programs, the CFL, the XFL and indoor football leagues.

For more on Fan Controlled Football, go here.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com!