Steve Young: Johnny Manziel Can Be Next Drew Brees


Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young says he sees rare traits in Johnny Manziel that could eventually make him an NFL superstar, but only if Manziel is willing to work to change his game.

Young said during an interview with Yahoo Sports that if Manziel was willing to change his game some, “he could be the next Drew Brees.”

“He’s the guy that seems to really thrive in chaos,” Young said in an interview with Yahoo Sports. “That’s an innate quality that I don’t see very often. I think Johnny is very improvisational. I think that that’s a fun part of the game. The truth is that in the NFL, the job is to deliver the ball from the pocket. That’s the job. So he’s going to have to transition that.

“… That’ll be the challenge for Johnny — if he’s willing to do the boring work behind the scenes day in and day out, over years, he can be Drew Brees. He can be guys that have moved around in their careers — Aaron RodgersAaron Rodgers could scramble around for 100 yards if he wanted to, but he’s learned the game. That’s what Johnny is going to have to do.”