• Brett Favre says Johnny Manziel reminds him of himself

    Summary of 55 articles · Updated Feb 26, 2014
    Otherwise, Brett Favre sees some similarities when he watches Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. is Manziel's quarterback coach. The Houston Texans could take Manziel with the No. 1 pick, and even if they don’t, it’s unlikely Manziel drops out of the top 10. INDIANAPOLIS – Since the end of the 2013 college football season, former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has gained a pretty good working knowledge of what might await him if he winds up being drafted by the Cleveland Browns.The possibility of playing in bad weather? Being the latest entrant in the Browns’ revolving door quarterback derby?No problem.Manziel arrived at the NFL Combine’s media interviews ready to silence any doubters that he’s serious about shedding his free-spirit image and proving he’s the best quarterback available in this year’s draft.“Johnny Manziel is a guy who’s from the small, small town of Kerrville, Texas; 20,000 people,” he said to a large gathering of reporters. That can mean one of two things as far as the Eagles are concerned: Either they believe Manziel could drop far enough on draft day to be an option for them, or they are contemplating a blockbuster deal to move up in the draft to have a shot at him. Last September Tom Brady talked about Johnny Football in an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box. Can he stay patient in the pocket when necessary, and can he stay out of the headlines for all the wrong reasons? When it comes to the colorful and controversial former Heisman-winning quarterback from Texas A&M, what the league
    • Ron Jaworski not a Johnny Manziel fan, doesn't think Eagles have true interest despite meeting

      Ron Jaworski is apparently not a fan of Johnny Manziel, and doesn't think the Eagles are all that interested in the former Heisman winner.
      Source: philly.com
    • Jaworski on Manziel: 'He's a project'

      Some say former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has the talent and skills worthy of being taken by the Houston Texans with the No. 1 overall pick in May. Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and current ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski is not one of…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Cowboys love Manziel, but Romo's the QB

      The Dallas Cowboys are in no need to upgrade the quarterback position. How could they, seeing the amount of money spent on starter Tony Romo and backup Kyle Orton? However, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and executive vice president Stephen Jones were asked …
    • Ron Jaworski: I wouldn’t take Manziel in first three rounds

      Most of the discussion regarding Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel’s football future has centered on whether he will go in the first three picks. Former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski is taking a contrarian view. During an …
    • Stephen Jones: Dallas Cowboys interviewed Johnny Manziel just in case he’s available at No. 16

      Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel jumps during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
    • Raiders take close look at Manziel

      Former Raiders All-Pro quarterback Rich Gannon calls Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel a “bad fit” for the Raiders. Maybe so, but that hasn’t deterred the Raiders from considering Manziel as their quarterback of the future. Raiders owner Mark Dav…
    • Eagles' interest in Manziel: Is it real?

      PHILADELPHIA -- It might mean nothing. It might mean quite a lot. At the very least, the whole idea of the Eagles’ meeting with Johnny Manziel in Indianapolis over the weekend is, like everything else Manziel-related, of interest. Manziel is a little sh…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Here’s (The Real) Johnny

      INDIANAPOLIS — The offseason. That’s a good one. Browns chase Jim Harbaugh. Lose. Michael Sam meets the press. Wins. Then he lifts weights. Loses. Johnny Manziel undergoes radical image-ectomy. Early returns: good. Ray Rice undergoes radical image destr…
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Johnny Manziel's QB coach George Whitfield says Manziel with Browns "would be exciting and a natural fit"

      Cleveland.com's Glenn Moore talks with Johnny Manziel's quarterback coach, George Whitfield, at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis on Sunday.
    • Manziel fourth-fastest among quarterbacks

      INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel won't throw, but he ran today in the NFL combine. His official 40 time ranked fourth among quarterback prospects at 4.68 seconds. Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas ran the fastest offi…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • NFL Draft: Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans impress in 40 and speed coach smiles

      INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Flaherty's secret was out on Sunday morning. The track and field coach who trains select draft prospects for the combine knew how well Texas A&M teammates Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans would do in physical drills, especially the …
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Johnny Manziel clocks 4.56 in the 40

      Height isn’t the only similarity between Johnny Manziel and Russell Wilson. Manziel showed at the Scouting Combine that he also has Wilson’s speed, clocking a 4.56-second 40-yard dash. Wilson ran a 4.55-second 40-yard dash at the Combine two years ago. …
    • Texans GM Smith talks No. 1 pick, Manziel

      Houston Texans GM Rick Smith sits down with Maggie Gray and Don Banks to discuss the Texans' letdown of a year, the first pick of the draft and Johnny Manziel.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Mike Mayock: Teddy Bridgewater more NFL-ready than Johnny Manziel

      Who's more NFL-ready: Teddy Bridgewater or Johnny Manziel? NFL expert Mike Mayock weighs in on that and more.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Why the Browns should draft Johnny Manziel - Bill Livingston

      There are dull picks more safe than uplifting, and there are more daring picks that offer the promise of excitement and improvement. What in the world is wrong with that for this franchise?
      Source: cleveland.com
    • Johnny Manziel's quarterback guru has sold him on the Cleveland Browns and think he's worth a trade up to No. 1

      Johnny Manziel's longtime quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr., a native of Massillon, Ohio, has sold his client on the Browns, and thinks he's worth a trade up to No. 1.
      Source: cleveland.com
    • Johnny Manziel consults Cam Newton about handling stardom

      Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel said that after winning the 2012 Heisman Trophy, he spoke for two hours with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton during the NFL offseason about…Click to Continue »
    • Quarterback guru Whitfield talks Manziel

      Sports Illustrated's Maggie Gray and Andrew Perloff sit down with the founder of Whitfield Athletix, George Whitfield to discuss how he prepares QB's for the NFL draft, including Johnny Manziel.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Raiders checking out QBs at combine

      Filed for print . . . General manager Reggie McKenzie finally has a level playing field, but having more than $60 million available under the salary cap and a full complement of draft picks won’t get the Raiders turned around unless he finds a quarterba…
    • John Elway’s faux pas describing Johnny Manziel is the funniest moment of the combine

      INDIANAPOLIS – There's really only one way you should not describe Johnny Manziel at the combine, with all the focus on his lack of height. And general manager John Elway slipped up. "I think he's a great little player," Elway said. Uh, oh. Im…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Jaguars’ coach: Manziel has confidence, does he have humility?

      INDIANAPOLIS – Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel’s comment in the Chronicle that the Texans would regret not drafting him No. 1 overall, should they choose not to, especially if he ended up playing for division rival Jacksonville, sparked national discussi…
      Source: chron.com
    • NFL draft: Many options (yes, including Johnny) still on table for Texans’ first pick

      INDIANAPOLIS – After declaring there haven't been any decisions made about the first overall pick of the draft, Texans coach Bill O'Brien was asked if the team has even narrowed it down to five or six candidates. He chuckled. He said no in a dismissive …
      Source: yahoo.com
    • NFL Draft: Bruce Arians mentions question marks with a 5-11 QB like Johnny Manziel

      INDIANAPOLIS – For Johnny Manziel, a quarter of an inch will probably make a difference in how he's perceived. Manziel measured 5 feet, 11 and 3/4 inches tall on Friday at the combine. Another quarter of an inch and he'd have hit a round number that mig…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • NFL Combine QBs measured; Manziel under six feet

      The quarterbacks at the NFL Combine were measured on Friday.
    • Johnny Manziel measure a little under 6-feet at NFL scouting combine

      The overreaction about Johnny Manziel’s NFL potential can officially begin. Earlier this week, Manziel proclaimed everyone at the NFL scouting combine would learn he is 6-feet, and not a shade under it. Apparently, Manziel forgot to bring a phonebook to…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Blocking for Johnny Manziel can be a breath-taking experience for offensive linemen

      If the Browns draft the fleet-footed quarterback, offensive linemen will have to be well-conditioned to keep up.
      Source: cleveland.com
  • Phil Simms: I’m not sure there’s a franchise quarterback in this draft

    Ron Jaworski grabbed some headlines this week with his unimpressed review of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel’s fitness for duty in the NFL. Now another former NFC East quarterback turned television personality is also weighing in on Manziel and…
  • NFL draft: Evans, Lee don’t mind bringing ‘noise’ on field, but Watkins keeps quiet

    INDIANAPOLIS — The deep and talented group of receivers in the 2014 NFL draft offer a variety of sizes, skills and personalities. The scouting combine can measure heights, weights, arm lengths and speed, and the game tape can show what the players can d…
    Source: yahoo.com
  • Mehta: For some, Johnny be not so good

    The geniuses or fools who select Johnny Manziel early in this year’s draft are destined for a decade filled with glory or shame. The lightning-rod Texas A&M quarterback is the ultimate high-risk, high-reward pick, a showman in cleats who will make a…

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