Well one NFC general manager's opinion of Manziel is that he is perfect for the Eagles. Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback writer Greg A. Bedard cites a NFC general manager as saying "oh my gosh, he would be the prototype" quarterback when talking about Manziel in Chip Kelly's offense.
Manziel was recruited by Kelly coming out of high school but Oregon was too far from his hometown. Manziel has stated on the record that he ran the "exact same offense [as Oregon] with different terminology" in high school. Kelly has openly praised Manziel saying "he's great for football."
The reigning Heisman Trophy winner is having a great season completing exactly 70% of his passes for 1,228 yards, 12 touchdowns, and four interceptions. He has also run 39 times for 255 yards and three touchdowns. Last year as a redshirt freshman, Manziel was 295-for-434 (68.0%) for 3,706 yards, 26 touchdowns, and nine interceptions. On the ground, he had a fabulous season rushing 201 times for 1,410 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Johnny Football is a brand all in itself. He will certainly bring a media frenzy wherever he goes next year but I think I'd rather have current Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota instead of Manziel. Mariota and Manziel are eerily similar but Mariota has a little more size (6'4", 211 lbs.) at the quarterback position than Manziel (6'1", 210 lbs.) does. Either way, both seem more than capable of running Chip Kelly's offense.
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