When Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel sent out a Tweet saying that he couldn’t wait to leave College Station, it not only got the attention of social media, but also of NFL GM’s, coaches and scouts alike.
Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com, is reporting that the wide-spread opinion around the NFL varies from team to team.
One general manager said Manziel, the first freshman to win the Heisman, will be better than the current crop of young athletic quarterbacks. He will rival or be better than Robert Griffin III or Andrew Luck or Russell Wilson. This, to me, sounds patently insane. But this general manager was not alone.
Another said almost the same thing. “He could end up being a more accurate passer than any of those three,” said the GM.
Of course no one player is perfect, and there are sentiments that Manziel won’t be so awesome of a quarterback.
Yet an NFL scout said he thinks Manziel might have a difficult time staying on an NFL roster. He contends that Manziel isn’t as accurate a passer or as good an athlete as any of the young star passers like RG3 or Wilson. That scout believes Manziel “has Canada written all over him.”
The truth of the matter is that Johnny Manziel will be as good as Johnny Manziel wants to be. At some point he will need to grow up.
You can’t win a Heisman Trophy, jet set around the country being a star, and then get upset when everybody wants to treat you like a star, and get all up in your business.