Johnny Manziel Connects with Terrell Owens as Zappers Lose to Glacier Boyz in FCF

Erin WalshApril 24, 2022

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 23: Terrell Owens #81 and Johnny Manziel #2 of Zappers talk with a coach in the first half against the Glacier Boyz during Fan Controlled Football Season v2.0 - Week Two on April 23, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Fan Controlled Football/Getty Images)
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The Zappers lost to the Glacier Boyz 44-6 in Week 2 of Fan Controlled Football, but former NFLers Johnny Manziel and Terrell Owens proved they've got a significant connection brewing.

Manziel ran out of the pocket and threw across his body to find Owens deep, just short of the end zone.

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JOHNNY MANZIEL THROWS ACROSS HIS BODY ON THE MOVE TO TERRELL OWENS. <br><br>What a sentence. <a href="https://twitter.com/FCFZappers?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@FCFZappers</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/fuboSports?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@fuboSports</a> <a href="https://t.co/f3PrmQxpLd">pic.twitter.com/f3PrmQxpLd</a>

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We have Terrell Owens and Johnny Manziel playing football together. <br><br>This league rocks.

Manziel also used his legs for a touchdown during Saturday's game.

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Hey Siri, how do you spell 'Heisman Winner'? <a href="https://t.co/j8OOmYPH28">pic.twitter.com/j8OOmYPH28</a>

Later in the night, Manziel and Owens were caught on camera chatting it up on the sidelines in what was one of the most memorable moments of the evening for the Zappers.

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Scary Hours...<br>Johnny Manziel building chemistry with Terrell Owens<a href="https://twitter.com/fuboSports?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@fuboSports</a> <a href="https://t.co/XcPPWaMcyf">pic.twitter.com/XcPPWaMcyf</a>

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What a preposterous image. <a href="https://twitter.com/fcflio?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@fcflio</a> forever <a href="https://t.co/47cIbfja0H">pic.twitter.com/47cIbfja0H</a>

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TD or not, this is just fun to watch. Simple as that. <a href="https://t.co/4cXxjOVXfS">pic.twitter.com/4cXxjOVXfS</a>

Owens, a Hall of Famer, suited up for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals over his 15-year career from 1996 to 2010. The 48-year-old caught 1,078 passes for 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns in that span.

Manziel was a 2014 first-round pick but struggled to find his footing in the NFL and was out of the league following the 2015 season. That said, he was a prolific college quarterback at Texas A&M, so there's no surprise he's made some dazzling plays in the FCF.

As the weeks continue, Manziel and Owens will only deepen their connection, though it really won't pay off unless they start winning games. Hopefully next week the duo can link up more consistently to help the Zappers get their first win of the year.