May 21, 2014; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) looks to pass during organized team activities at Cleveland Browns practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Johnny Manziel drawing comparisons to Jeff Garcia for Cleveland Browns


There has been a lot made about the future of Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel and just what kind of pro he will become. While no one has been comparing any special names one him there than the legendary Minnesota Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton, one NFL executive has opted for what seems to be a more realistic comparison.

According to Dan Hanzus from NFL.com, one executive believes that Johnny Football will develop into basically the next Jeff Garcia, as he could thrive in a West Coast offense much like the one that Garcia thrived in during the peak of his career with the San Francisco 49ers.

“(The executive) said, ‘Envision Johnny Manziel playing like Jeff Garcia in San Francisco rather than the Doug Flutie or Fran Tarkenton comparison,’” Brooks said. “Think about how Jeff Garcia played at his prime, at his best when Steve Mariucci was there. That’s how I can see Johnny Manziel playing in the National Football League.”

This seems to be a more realistic way to approach the career of Johnny Manziel, although we can’t entirely rule out greater things. If his floor ends up being what Jeff Garcia was at his peak, then that’s better than any quarterback the Browns have had since Bernie Kosar back in the 90s.

Manziel is a popular name we like to talk about, but when ti actually comes to his future career we tend to give his current and past antics more thought. But the comparison to Garcia is a n intriguing one as it makes sense and isn’t the west outlook the Browns are hoping for.

Tags: Cleveland Browns Jeff Garcia Johnny Manziel

  • ESL

    Is this english? Who in this entire world would publish this? Terrible. …..

  • Gary

    How can you compare Manziel with anyone when he hasn’t even played 1 game in the NFL yet?

    Maybe comparisons should wait till after he actually plays.