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On December 28, 2017, the CFL approved Manziel to play in the league. The Tiger-Cats had until January 7 to offer Manziel a contract or trade his rights. If neither was done, the team would lose his rights. [83] On January 7, the team confirmed that they had made Manziel an offer. [84] Not long after Manziel's agent, Eric Burkhardt, responded to the Tiger-Cats offer stating that Hamilton has until January 31, 2018 to offer his client a "fair deal". Failure to do so will result in Manziel turning his attention to "several other professional options". [85] Burkhardt is insisting that Manziel be paid in the same realm as Tiger-Cats' quarterback Zach Collaros was last season; i. e. , something in the range of $500,000 to $550,000. [86] The Tiger-Cats released a statement on February 14 implying they had broken off negotiations with Manziel. [87] The same day, he agreed to play in The Spring League, a non-paying developmental league, for the 2018 season. [88] He was the quarterback at Texas A&M's 2018 pro day, throwing passes to potential 2018 NFL Draft prospects in front of representatives from all 32 NFL teams and the CFL. [89] After the session, Manziel reiterated that his primary goal was to play in the NFL in 2018, but if that did not occur he would play in the CFL. [90][91]