Johnny Manziel has yet to play a snap in the NFL and he’s one of the most popular quarterbacks in the league already. And teammate Ben Tate has taken notice as the media continues to hype up all things Manziel whether it’s his play in practice or something minuscule done off the field.
“As a player, I would get tired if somebody was constantly monitoring, if I pick my nose, if I spit to the left or to the right. It’s annoying. He’s a human being.”
Tate would go on to connect the fame to the hype as Manziels’ quarterback play during his final two seasons at Texas A&M had a lot to do with how the media chooses to cover him.
“He’s a great football player, so I understand why he gets some of the constant media attention, but at the same time, I figure at this stage he’s tired of it. He just wants to come in here to do his job and try to win the starting quarterback competition.”
These are the quips that come with being a big-name prospect and when you add in all of the non-quarterback issues that lead to this, you can see why Manziel is one of the biggest media darling in sports today.
Johnny Manziel is an enigma similar to Lebron James of the Miami Heat and Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers as in everything they do, on or off the field, is going to get critiqued, broken down, and analyzed.
Is it fair? No, but when you make it this big it’s all apart of the game.