Manziel hoping Alouettes haven't lost faith in him
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ESPN News Services
MONTREAL — A healthy Johnny Manziel is wondering why he’s isn’t starting for the Montreal Alouettes.
The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback returned to practice Thursday and asked out loud if the club had lost faith in him.
The 25-year-old said he had been healthy and available to play for the previous two weeks, fully recovered from the concussion he suffered in his second start for the Als — a 24-17 loss to Ottawa on Aug. 11.
Quarterback Johnny Manziel is hoping he doesn’t spend Friday night’s game on the sidelines for the Montreal Alouettes. Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press/AP
Manziel missed two games while under concussion protocol but was available for the team’s win over Ottawa on Aug. 31 when he didn’t play. The Alouettes had a bye week last week.
“If the club had faith in me, I feel like I would be the guy, I feel like I would’ve been the guy after I came back from the concussion,” Manziel said. “That hasn’t happened, so I need to continue to get out here. And it’s the hardest part about missing practice, I need these reps to try to leave as little doubt as