If I hear one more NFL pundit compare Johnny Manziel to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Johnny Manziel then I might just lose my marbles. Wilson has established himself as one of the top “game managers” in the NFL, but his skill set is almost completely different than Manziel’s. In fact, a more fluid comparison for “Johnny Football” are quarterbacks such as Brett Favre or even Jay Cutler.
Johnny has a much bigger arm than Wilson had going into the professional game. And if you disagree, then you should probably take a deep look at Manziel’s 4,114 passing yards and 46 total touchdowns in 2013. Wilson is more of a point guard on the field, while Manziel is the type of risk-taking quarterback that will wow you at times and make you want to punch a wall at other times. Right now, Manziel is projected to be a top-five pick in the year’s NFL draft while Wilson was selected with the 75th overall pick two years ago.
Unless the Texas A&M Aggies‘ icon loses a limb before May, Manziel isn’t going to be drafted outside of the first 10 picks, so let’s cut it out with the far-fetched Wilson comparisons. I’m not saying that Manziel will be a better NFL quarterback than Wilson, but he’s surely a better prospect than Wilson ever was. Also, the whole “short quarterback” thing that these two supposedly have in common isn’t true. In fact, Wilson stands at 5-foot-11, while Manziel measures up at 6-foot-1, which is much closer to the average height of an NFL signal-caller.
There is a great chance that Wilson and Manziel will dual in a playoff game or even Super Bowl in the coming years, but as of right now they don’t even belong in the same sentence.