Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel runs the shuttle dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Johnny Manziel To Stay In Texas

That’s the rumor anyway. I’ve read report after report that he might be targeted by the Cowboys or the Texans in the upcoming draft.

The Texans I can understand, but I really don’t think this would be a great draft move for Dallas.

Manziel is being assessed as a blue chip quarterback, and that’s not what we need in Dallas right now.  We are expecting another few seasons out of Romo (his numbers continue to improve by the year), and I don’t think Manziel is going to be willing to sit that long.

Plus, at this point, drafting Manziel would just give us another great quarterback to scramble for his life and spend the season stacking up injuries. 

I do think we need to start thinking about our next team leader, but I think we can wait another season or two before addressing it. 

I also am having a hard time telling the difference between Johnny Manziel and say…Colt McCoy. 

I was anxious about the opportunity of the Cowboys drafting McCoy a few years back, letting him play under Romo while cutting his teeth in the NFL, and eventually taking the lead.

Of course that’s not what happened, and McCoy disappeared into 2nd and 3rd string obscurity.  Why was the current winningest college quarterback drafted 85th in the 3rd round?  It was my understanding that he did not posses the measurables desired for a quarterback position in the NFL, namely his size.  Colt McCoy stands at 6′ 1″ and is 215 lbs.  Most NFL teams prefer a QB around 6′ 3″ or 6′ 4″.

So why is everyone falling all over themselves about Johnny Manziel who stands just under 6 feet at 207 lbs?  What is it the he possesses that makes him so much more desirable? The Heisman? 

McCoy was in top five contention for the Heisman every season, and has better college stats than Peyton Manning!

So why all the hype on Manziel?  He’s a great college quarterback, nobody’s denying that.  Unfortunately, that does not guarantee he will be a great NFL quarterback, especially at his small stature. 

So, if he does end up in Texas I hope it is with Houston.  I say we wait that extra season or two to find our next starting quarterback.  Someone with the measurables more attractive for the NFL.  He is coming…stay tuned.

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