After the last two years, you’re either a Johnny Manziel fan, or you’re not. You either love him, or you hate him. Well, you can put Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers on the list of people who are indeed a fan of the former Heisman winner, as he recently expressed to Jim Rome how big of a fan he is, mostly because he didn’t apologize for the way he was enjoying the college life while in College Station.
“I like Johnny Football,” Rodgers told Jim Rome on Wednesday. “I like that he didn’t apologize for what happened. He was a 20-year-old kid who was enjoying life. He had some more opportunities financially with his family growing up, which allowed him in college, because of the bizarre extra benefit rules, to do some pretty cool things. And he didn’t apologize. I think the way he plays on the field speaks for itself. He makes a lot of plays happen.”
Manziel is sort of in the same position that Rodgers was when he was coming out of Cal. Going into this May’s NFL Draft, Johnny Football is considered by some to be the top QB in the bunch, much like Rodgers was.
Although, while Manziel surely loves the praise from one of the best in the game, he probably doesn’t want the same fate on Draft day that Rodgers had to endure, falling lower than expected.