Sep 21, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A

Johnny Manziel isn’t so popular


About 10 months ago, Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel put on a dazzling performance in an upset win over the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. He went on to win the Heisman trophy and became the most popular college football player in the world.

According to E-Score, who “surveyed 1,100 persons with general representation across income, age, education and geographic demographics to represent a cross-section of the U.S. population,” that is no longer the case.

In a survey completed this week, only 49 percent of respondents indicated they found Manziel appealing, significantly lower than the 87 percent average for the 1,400 athletes tracked. Data from a survey conducted in January 2013, just after Manziel’s Heisman win, shows 97 percent of respondents found him appealing. While Manziel suffered a decrease in appeal of 50 percent during the past 8 months, the survey also showed his awareness went up 67 percent during the same time period.

When asked to choose from a list of attributes describing Manziel, respondents selected rude, 27 percent; overexposed, 43 percent; and insincere, 19 percent. These numbers increased dramatically from the prior survey, which showed the number of respondents selecting those attributes as being significantly lower (rude, 2 percent; overexposed, 5 percent; insincere, 5 percent).

With all of the trouble Manziel ran into int he offseason, this should come as no surprise.

Manziel, who is having another fantastic season (he has 15 total touchdowns in just over three games), will next be in action when the Aggies travel to Arkansas to take on the Razorbacks Saturday night.

Tags: Johnny Manziel Texas A&M Aggies

  • Damon T Adams

    sounds to me like the next “Ryan Leaf”

  • Glennskii Meyer

    hehe. this is not journalism. he didnt actually get into ANY trouble in the off-season. being accused of things is not really “getting into trouble”. also, the manning QB academy said he didnt do anything wrong and will be invited back next year. and the claim that his popularity is plummeting was backed up with stats not comparing his popularity with previous popularity… instead , it was compared to other players. no surprise that that stat is low for him, as so many people hate him (for whatever silly reason). also worth noting… since the bama game, he went from 3rd or 4th or 5th in the heisman poll by nissan to a clear nr.1.

  • Richard Storm

    Seriously, I don’t understand why all the idiots keep saying that no one in the NFL will be interested in Johnny. Look at Ryan Tannehill. He was the QB for A&M, and he’s already broke a franchise record in the NFL (he passed Dan Marino for Most Passing Yards by a Dolphins Rookie)! Miami also seems to be doing okay with Ryan, too. Point?? Johnny is already light years ahead of when Ryan was a senior at A&M, and Johnny’s only a damn sophomore!

  • jamessavik

    I’m thinking certain journalist are so jealous of Johnny Football, they want to be Johnny Football. They are so disgusted at the real Johnny Football for not pulling it off as successfully as they imagine that they could, it makes them furious.