JOHNNY MANZIEL TO THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES?
Johnny Football to the Birds? I don’t see it happening.
From a schematic fit, the Texas A&M QB is as perfect as it gets. Head coach Chip Kelly knows this for a fact; he recruited Manziel to Oregon. Although he’s only 6’1”, average height for a QB, apparently Manziel has huge hands, an asset for a QB any size. Big hands on a QB means that the QB can place the ball wherever he wants. He’s also extremely athletic, showing the ability to throw deep. He can make almost any throw and has a much improved throwing mechanics, thanks to work with renowned quarterback guru, George Whitfield Jr. He’s very accurate as well, completing 68% of his passes last year and passing for over 3,500 yards. In short, he’s a perfect fit for the read option, which he runs now at Texas A&M. It’s what Chip Kelly saw in Manziel when Kelly recruited him to Oregon. Manziel himself said that he would’ve gone to Oregon had it not been so far away from his home in Texas. While controversial, Manziel oozes confidence and is extremely clutch. Sounds perfect, right?
Manziel's vision, whether running or scanning the field to throw, is unreal. Especially considering he's sub 6'0"— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) September 14, 2013
Manziel looks a lot like Vick to me. Not nearly as fast, better pocket passer— i65sports (@i65sports) September 14, 2013
Manziel will have to learn what Vick and RG3 have struggled with: Sometimes you have to slide.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) September 14, 2013
Johnny Manziel is (most likely) going to need a home during the 2014 draft and the Eagles need a franchise quarterback of the future. But that doesn’t mean they need to be linked together. The Eagles need too much help in that secondary to be concerned about Manziel or any other quarterback in the first two rounds.