Former Heisman winner and Texas A&M and Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel took to Twitter Wednesday to make a pretty big announcement -- he's heading to Austin to join The Spring League.
"Back in Texas where it all started. I'll be joining @TheSpringLeague in Austin to get #ComebackSZN started! Can't wait to get back on the field and show NFL scouts what I can do! #cantwaitforspring," Manziel wrote in the tweet.
The Spring League CEO Brian P. Woods announced in December 2017 that the league would be coming to Austin, saying that many NFL clubs requested a "warmer climate and a centralized location," which made Austin a prime candidate.
In The Spring League, 150 players are divided into four teams, practicing daily and playing games on weekends.
"Indeed, Austin will provide us with favorable weather during the month of April, a major airport with direct flights, and centralized locale for NFL teams," Woods said in an email to KVUE last year. "Additionally, the City of Austin has demonstrated itself as solid market for hosting professional sports."
Prior to his Spring League announcement, Manziel -- who has not steered clear from controversy since rising to football fame -- opened up about his struggles with alcoholism and depression in an ABC News interview Monday, revealing he has bipolar disorder and has stopped drinking.
"I'm working to try and make sure that I don’t fall back into any type of depression, because I know where that leads me and I know how slippery a slope that is for me," Manziel told ABC News' Good Morning America.
Manziel's last stint in professional football was in 2015 with the Browns, though he was in talks to join the Canadian Football League this year prior to joining The Spring League.
“We’re excited to have such a dynamic player in Johnny Manziel taking part in The Spring League,” said Woods on Wednesday. “We believe our platform is the ideal forum for Mr. Manziel to enact his NFL comeback.”