Dec 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) carries the ball for a three yard touchdown against the Duke Blue Devils in the 2013 Chick-fil-a Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Wade Phillips endorsed Johnny Manziel in his interview with Houston Texans, believes that's why he wasn't hired


The notion of Johnny Manziel to the Houston Texans is something that you’re going to hear a lot of leading up to the NFL Draft in May, for as long as the franchise is sitting there with that #1 pick. However, if former defensive coordinator and interim head coach Wade Phillips can give any insight, you can throw idea right out the window.

Phillips interviewed with the team for the vacant head coaching position prior to them bringing in Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien, and Phillips said that he gave a ringing endorsement of Manziel, which might also be the reason that he’s not the head coach of the Texans right now.

“When I did the interview with the McNairs, I told them they ought to take Johnny Football,” Phillips said. “That’s what I told them, and I’m sitting here now.”

If that is the case, then all the draft experts can forget the whole theory of Manziel ending up staying in the state of Texas and becoming the new face of the Texans.

Or, we could all just go with the fact that Phillips is significantly a better coordinator than he is a head coach. Your choice.

 

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  • Lane Mclean

    The Texans are completely retarded if they’re not even considering Johnny…He has proven that he is just as good a pocket passer as ANYONE in the nation, and he has done it against the elite teams in college football. Plus, he has the mobility of Barry Sanders, and Johnny is also a PROVEN leader during games, especially when things are going really bad. What other college QB in the draft can top that?….I’ll wait here, so I can laugh at the idiot who spells out a QB, in the draft, who that idiot thinks can do better than Johnny.. ;)