Sure don't hear much about last year's Superbowl quarterback. Maybe we will now. Hardly worth the effort. Back to the toe.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has a new fan in last year’s Super Bowl-winning quarterback. The Baltimore Ravens’ Joe Flacco said this weekend that he’s suddenly jumped on the Johnny Football bandwagon purely because of the controversies that continually swirl around the Aggie:
“Being hated is not a bad thing… I don’t know if I’ll be too popular after (saying) this: I (didn’t) know how I really felt about Johnny Manziel. But I feel like now that everybody hates him, he’s quickly becoming my favorite player in college football.”
Ah, yes, the Robin Hood/Jesse James syndrome. Flacco isn’t the first guy to pull for someone who refuses to be “tamed” by society’s expectations. As we mentioned yesterday, former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon became a star by refusing to act as others acted. Ditto Dennis Rodman and John McEnroe. Ole Miss basketballer Marshall Henderson fits that mold as well.
So whether you love Manziel or hate him, he’ll continue to be talked about all season long. Even by last year’s Super Bowl champion quarterback.