Johnny Manziel signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday, giving him the ability to join the team for his senior season and potentially return to college.
The deal is worth $1.8 million annually, according to an NFL source.
A two-year contract, the third-highest in the NFL, is the deal that the 6-foot-2, 230-pounder is expected to sign, the source said.
A source told CBSSports.com on Thursday that the Eagles are trying to find a suitable receiver to complement Josh Huff.
Huff, a three-year starter, has been linked to the New York Jets, Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, among others.
The 6-4, 215-pound quarterback is a rising star in the SEC and is coming off a season in which he led Mississippi State to the SEC title and a bowl game.
Huffle had a solid 2016 season, completing 62 percent of his passes for 1,037 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions while throwing 27 touchdowns against two interceptions.
He has started five games in his career, completing 67 percent of those passes for 779 yards and six touchdowns while throwing 13 touchdowns and three interceptions.
A 6-6, 215, junior college transfer from Alabama, he signed a four-year, $6 million deal with Alabama in the offseason.