If Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel knows something about the history of football, he is going to be pretty excited about this comparison. Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach compared the Browns rookie to himself in a recent interview with USA Today’s For the Win.
Well I’ll tell you, on the field he (Manziel) and I would be very similar. I’m as competitive as he is, but he’s a nice kid too. Off the field, he’s you know, lived the higher life. Of course I was married with three kids when I was in the Navy. So by the time I joined the Cowboys I obviously had a family and everything and Johnny’s still having a good time.
He works hard, he’s very competitive and he’s in Cleveland. The Cleveland quarterback, (Brian) Hoyer’s doing a good job so I think Johnny is going to get his chance in the NFL one day and he’s going to be a good quarterback.
Okay, well the comparison ended on the field. Staubach was a mature Navy veteran before he entered the NFL, and Manziel probably thinks the term Navy is some type of text shortcut.
In any event, it’s nice to see a former NFL player (a Hall of Famer mind you) actually have some kind words for Manziel. That hasn’t necessarily been the case for Manziel since being selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft.