Johnny Manziel has expressed interest in the XFL's new Houston team.

Manziel is from Texas and could be reunited with coach June Jones.

He told the Houston Chronicle that part of his interest would be based on the team's proximity to Texas A&M, where he was a Heisman Trophy winner.

"It's a stone's throw from College Station," Manziel said. "A lot of Aggies drove from Houston to College Station. Houston's a great city that'll always be near and dear to me."