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Johnny Manziel: I want to be first rookie quarterback to win Super Bowl


Johnny Manziel wants to move away from his Johnny Football persona as he tries to sell the Texans on the idea of picking him first overall in May’s draft.

That shift doesn’t include a lack of bravado at this point. Manziel told John McClain of the Houston Chronicle that the Texans would be making “the worst decision they’ve ever made” if they pass on him and he winds up going third to Jacksonville. Manziel said that the Texans would turn “that chip on my shoulder from a Frito into a Dorito” if that came to pass.

Manziel would prefer that things not go that way, saying that he wants to lead the team he grew up watching. And he has big plans about where he’d like to lead them next season.

“People can call me crazy, and it’s not cockiness [but], I’m going to put myself in [position] to win the Super Bowl every single year,” Manziel said. “A 5-foot-10 guy [Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson] just won the Super Bowl in his second year in the NFL. That’s unreal. I want to be the first rookie to win the Super Bowl.”

Manziel “absolutely” believes that he can do that with Bill O’Brien coaching him, but he’s pretty confident that he’ll be winning a ring wherever he winds up.

“If something happens, and it’s the Cleveland Browns, I’m going to pour my heart out for the Dawg Pound and try to win a Super Bowl for Cleveland,” Manziel said. “I don’t care if they’ve had 20 starting quarterbacks since 1999. I’m going to be the 21st and the guy that brought them the Super Bowl.”

If he does that, he’ll be a hero in Cleveland forever whether he goes by Johnny Manziel, Johnny Football or even Johnny Modell.

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  1. MasMacho says: Feb 14, 2014 2:24 PM

    It will be very hard to do that in Jacksonville / Oakland / Minnesota / Cleveland.

    But then again, I want to be the first rookie QB to win a Super Bowl, too. I guess I can’t blame him.

  2. rodvmunchiii says: Feb 14, 2014 2:25 PM

    You might not want to be drafted by Jacksonville then.

  3. calhounlambeau says: Feb 14, 2014 2:25 PM

    Love this guys attitude. His hearts been in the NFL for a while. Can’t wait to see what happens.

  4. dpdonny says: Feb 14, 2014 2:25 PM

    Sounds like he and Rex Ryan were cut from the same mold.

  5. gochargersgo says: Feb 14, 2014 2:26 PM

    From a frito to a dorito? I meannnn don’t get me wrong I like doritos better, but the size difference is hardly enough to make a hyperbolic analogy suggesting significant growth of said chip.

  6. bucrightoff says: Feb 14, 2014 2:28 PM

    Only way it happens is if he falls into the mid 20’s. Russell Wilson landed on a team ready to win a Super Bowl. Manziel could go to Oakland or Jacksonville.

  7. bearshaterseverywhere says: Feb 14, 2014 2:28 PM

    The Next Tim Tebow…

  8. ziggystheansah says: Feb 14, 2014 2:28 PM

    U better hope the Texans draft u because they’re a QB away from playoff contenders. Until AJ retires. Otherwise you’ll be watching the super bowl on your couch.

  9. tonymontana45 says: Feb 14, 2014 2:29 PM

    He better hope he doesn’t get drafted with the 4th pick…

  10. nagaswan says: Feb 14, 2014 2:29 PM

    How is anyone paying attention to anything other than the chips line? That is one of the weirdest things I have ever heard in my life.

  11. easternshoresfinest says: Feb 14, 2014 2:29 PM

    Say what you want about Johnny. He has the talent and the will to win in the NFL. The Texans would be fools to pass on him.

  12. leatherface2012 says: Feb 14, 2014 2:29 PM

    he’ll be picked by green bay, just watch

  13. WACANHFL says: Feb 14, 2014 2:29 PM


  14. thepftpoet says: Feb 14, 2014 2:29 PM

    No matter what team drafts Manziel, he will join the Vikings.

    If the Jaguars, Browns or Raiders draft him, he will say he only would join the future Dynasty Vikings because they are easily the best team in the NFL and have all the pieces around them.

    He will be the first rookie to win a Super Bowl.

    With the Minnesota Vikings.

    The best franchise in all of sports.

  15. dws123 says: Feb 14, 2014 2:31 PM

    I know a lot of Browns fans really love this guy, but as a Browns fan living in Texas PLEASE, NO!

  16. bolts0621 says: Feb 14, 2014 2:33 PM

    He should definetly go to Cleveland then…that’s a sure bet!

  17. keltictim says: Feb 14, 2014 2:33 PM

    Well what’s he supposed to say ” I want to suck for 5 years then win a Super Bowl”. C’mon man

  18. ctiggs says: Feb 14, 2014 2:35 PM


  19. lastdukestreetking says: Feb 14, 2014 2:35 PM

    Well, Houston does have some talent. While it will take more than better qb play for them to be SB contenders, they may be the most talented of the bad teams in need of a qb.

  20. bobby927 says: Feb 14, 2014 2:35 PM

    And another [NFL] diva is born.

  21. rarelyclever says: Feb 14, 2014 2:35 PM

    I believe this young man has a small misconception about the types of metaphorical chips that reside on peoples’ shoulders.

  22. itmustbejj says: Feb 14, 2014 2:36 PM

    He GREW UP watching an expansion team? Geez I feel old at 28.

  23. rubenxx7 says: Feb 14, 2014 2:37 PM

    He is too small he wont even last a whole season without getting hurt.

  24. dprouse says: Feb 14, 2014 2:38 PM

    I absolutely love this kid’s style. He is afraid of nothing, and is dying to get out there and just make plays. Championships are impossible to predict, but I am confident in saying that Johnny Football is going to sell a lot of tickets and jerseys, and win a lot of games, over the course of his NFL career.

  25. vaphinfan says: Feb 14, 2014 2:40 PM

    Well least he has a goal other than getn paid.

  26. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 14, 2014 2:42 PM


  27. oldcracker says: Feb 14, 2014 2:43 PM

    Since all of the top contenders have franchise QB’s, he’d better hope a “close” team moves up ahead of Cleveland to draft him.

    I really think that either the Texans or Cowboys (trade up) should draft him. Texans are really close and JJ (Cowboys) could personally “mentor” him with his vast knowledge of football. Because no one knows football like Jerrah….unless it’s Joe “Knuckles” Boner.

    Just PLEASE don’t land in Cleveland!!!

  28. purpleguy says: Feb 14, 2014 2:44 PM

    Are Dorito’s that much chippier than Fritos?

  29. spikeit2times says: Feb 14, 2014 2:44 PM

    He may want to recant that ‘chip’ comment. Last time I checked … Doritos were far more fragile than Fritos.

  30. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 14, 2014 2:45 PM

    Well, Jacksonville is going to get a guy who hates Houston, whoever they draft. Which doesn’t hurt the cause at all.

  31. winninaintsinnin says: Feb 14, 2014 2:45 PM

    Frito into a Dorito?

    What does that even mean?

  32. seatownballers says: Feb 14, 2014 2:45 PM

    Great to have goals, but that’s like me saying I wanna own Disneyland

  33. robrocker1959 says: Feb 14, 2014 2:47 PM

    Who knows!? Maybe Houston takes him, it would not surprise me. He has the chance to go no. 1 but his individual workouts and meetings with the potential suitors will either make or break him. I have to say this is fun and I can’t wait for the 3rd most holy holiday of the year after Christmas and Easter…the NFL draft. COMEON May 8-10!

  34. spikeit2times says: Feb 14, 2014 2:49 PM

    Not a good way to get drafted by Houston. Threatening them to beat them up if they don’t? LOL!

  35. natepalmer1 says: Feb 14, 2014 2:49 PM

    Good luck little guy…Your gonna need it…lol

  36. 80sbroncofan says: Feb 14, 2014 2:51 PM

    Better pray you don’t get drafted by Cleveland then.

  37. patssox says: Feb 14, 2014 2:54 PM

    Johnny CPA has zero chance in the NFL.

  38. kwjsb says: Feb 14, 2014 2:55 PM

    If he does that, he’ll be a hero in Cleveland forever whether he goes by Johnny Manziel, Johnny Football or even Johnny Modell.

    Not Johnny Modell.

  39. chillyball says: Feb 14, 2014 2:56 PM


  40. praetorian12 says: Feb 14, 2014 2:57 PM

    I want to play St. Andrews with Kate Upton as my caddie. What’s your point?

  41. unclebluck says: Feb 14, 2014 2:58 PM

    Personally I prefer Fritos to Doritos………

  42. imbetteratlifethanyou says: Feb 14, 2014 3:00 PM

    Um. Sorry Manzier (Seinfeld reference) – since you won’t be drafted by the Seahawks, you WON’T win the Super Bowl next year.

    Super Bowl 49 Results

    Seahawks 55
    AFC Rep 3

  43. ubepunkedagain says: Feb 14, 2014 3:04 PM

    Cleveland has the most talent of any team in the league and is just an average QB and away from a Super Bowl contender now that they have Daddy Warbucks as Owner, Farmer as GM and Pettine as coach.

  44. officialgame says: Feb 14, 2014 3:04 PM

    And Clowney wants to be the first to turn a hot dog into a pancake in under two seconds.

  45. packfanaj12 says: Feb 14, 2014 3:06 PM

    Says every Rookie QB EVER! Those who talk big before the NFL tend to be busts.

  46. dpdonny says: Feb 14, 2014 3:07 PM

    Doesn’t seem like an O’Brien type of player, which IMO is: a film room nerd, student of the game, a tactician.

    JM seems more like a gun-slinging type like Favre, but without the size. He is may built like Brees and Wilson, but seemingly lacks their maturity, which is critical at 5′ 10″ (need every advantage you can get). That advantage comes with correctly reading defenses…and correctly reading defenses comes with hours of film study. You get the point.

    Another negative against HOU drafting JM is the proximity to hometown friends, which rarely is a good thing in the NFL ( see Hernandez).

    Welcome JAX, Johnny Jaguar.

  47. jeanoroid says: Feb 14, 2014 3:12 PM

    I can’t blame him for not wanting to wear that goldish blackish mess of a helmet in a non football town like Jax..
    So I am hoping he goes to Texas – and stinks..
    Go Titans

  48. 202folife says: Feb 14, 2014 3:15 PM

    man I can’t wait to see the look on this guy’s face when an NFL down lineman runs him down. or how those hail mary jumpballs he got away with throwing in college gets picked off and brought back to him on the next level.

  49. tvjules says: Feb 14, 2014 3:19 PM

    Wherever he goes… let’s see how he handles his first “welcome to the NFL” sack.

  50. abqhawk says: Feb 14, 2014 3:24 PM

    He’s got the desire, however he forgets that it takes an entire team to win the big show, not just the QB, and they all need to be on the same page at the same time. Look at SB 48, watch the game, see the outcome – there’s your answer Johnny!

    Lest too you forget that any team picking in the top 10 is extremely unlikely to be such a team, otherwise they’d be picking MUCH later in the draft.

  51. slobberknocker says: Feb 14, 2014 3:26 PM

    Sounds like he hinting for a Doritos endorsement.

  52. gritzblitz66 says: Feb 14, 2014 3:28 PM

    With 3 picks inside the top 50 and the returning pro bowlers, Cleveland could win next year with a QB. Not saying its Johnny though.

  53. joemammy says: Feb 14, 2014 3:29 PM

    In order for Manziel to become Johnny Modell, he’d have to learn to live in perpetual bankruptcy.

    And know the secret handshake.

  54. justintuckrule says: Feb 14, 2014 3:30 PM

    Surely he’s not referring to Fritos Scoop size. Those are the heartiest, meatiest, strongest chips by far. I eat 3 and I’m full.

  55. steeltuff says: Feb 14, 2014 3:30 PM

    Another Mistake on the Lake?

  56. thepftpoetlivesinhismomsbasement says: Feb 14, 2014 3:32 PM

    Another punk who will get a major dose of reality after his first set of downs in the big time.

    This kid has been one of the best on the field his whole life, and how he handles the fact that he’s not and how he adjusts will dictate if he’s a serviceable QB in this league or the shorter, faster, white version of JaMarcus Russell.

  57. thetooloftools says: Feb 14, 2014 3:33 PM

    Excuse me. If this guy brings a Super Bowl win to us here in Cleveland next year he will be “Johnny God”.

  58. ripster65 says: Feb 14, 2014 3:37 PM

    Yeah, you and every other rookie who’s ever played the game.

  59. slugbaitspace says: Feb 14, 2014 3:45 PM

    Wait…I want to know what Mel Kiper thinks.

    If he’s highly critical of Johnny, then I think the kid has a chance…

  60. brenenostler says: Feb 14, 2014 3:46 PM

    Houston is your best chance then, cause it’s not gonna happen in Jax, Oakland, or Cleveland.

  61. scoboscobs says: Feb 14, 2014 3:53 PM

    Super Bowl winner as a rookie? He’d better hope he falls to Minnesota, then.

  62. elwaysagenius says: Feb 14, 2014 4:11 PM

    Not sure how you’ll land up on the Broncos, but welcome.

  63. shuttaman1990 says: Feb 14, 2014 4:13 PM

    Just like that he mentioned which teams he doesn’t really want to be drafted too.

  64. keifer1751 says: Feb 14, 2014 4:14 PM

    Dear Johnny Football – You are, at best, a third round draft pick. Anyone who wastes a higher pick on you can not evaluate talent. You were fun to watch as a college player but if you decide to run around in the NFL, you will get crushed. You think you’re pretty special. No one else does. See you on IR.

  65. johnodocks says: Feb 14, 2014 4:27 PM

    You can double dip those scoop size Fritos… as long as Timmy’s not around.

  66. dmvtransplant says: Feb 14, 2014 4:45 PM

    He can win a Super Bowl his first year if Russell Wilson takes a year off and the Seahawks draft him in the 5th round

  67. kevo95 says: Feb 14, 2014 5:05 PM

    Come on man

  68. sinisterg says: Feb 14, 2014 5:27 PM

    Put the pipe down son ! , unless you’re going to be playing in the NFC WEST .

  69. richardmswartz says: Feb 14, 2014 5:32 PM

    He is really small and improvises too much. I’m not saying his stock will fall like Geno Smith’s but here’s a list of whom I’ld rather have in no particular order:

    Russel Wilson
    Payton Manning
    Drew Brees
    Aaron Rodgers
    Robert Griffin
    Tom Brady
    Bridgewater and that other guy who’s name I think is supposed to start with a K and get drafted in the first round.
    that turnover machine in Detroit
    Nick Foles

    and probably
    Tony Romo
    and Eli but I would have to think about those three.

  70. mexxx27 says: Feb 14, 2014 5:40 PM

    The Seahawks have a QB!

  71. pancaketaco says: Feb 14, 2014 5:55 PM

    I want to fly an F18 and bang super models.

  72. kev86 says: Feb 14, 2014 5:56 PM

    Just had a Harrison destroying Colt McCoy flashback.

  73. jeremydcannon says: Feb 14, 2014 6:08 PM

    Uh WRONG. Rookies have won SB’s before. #1 overall pick rookies however have not.

  74. vicvinegar00 says: Feb 14, 2014 6:31 PM

    Well I wouldn’t want my team to draft him, but I suppose the Texans can waste a draft pick on him.

  75. jeremydcannon says: Feb 14, 2014 7:08 PM

    My bad, I thought Big Ben won in his rookie year. Whoops.

  76. neojamin says: Feb 14, 2014 8:04 PM

    Guess the dude has the attitude(or maybe the mouth) that’s for sure, but we will see how that translates to his on-field performance

  77. warjag55 says: Feb 14, 2014 11:21 PM

    I am in my late 50’s and have seen many a QB. JM gave me a heart attack every time I saw him play the last 2 years.

    He passed for 900 yards each against Alabama and Auburn the last 2 years.

    This guy is a leader and will make any fan base go crazy.Fran Tarkenton clone!!!

    If my Jags get him I will dance on top of my house naked.

    What if Clowney runs a 4.4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    All will change

  78. packinggreens says: Feb 15, 2014 2:51 AM

    See ya in Cabo Johnny

  79. jimmyjames65 says: Feb 15, 2014 3:38 PM

    Good luck with that Johnny.

  80. oldcracker says: Feb 15, 2014 5:15 PM

    pancaketaco says:
    Feb 14, 2014 5:55 PM
    I want to fly an F18 and bang super models.

    How about a Huey gunship with rocket pods and mini-guns? How about a Playboy model with the USO tour?

    But, I never got to see my Browns play in a SB. 😦

  81. diverphil71 says: Feb 16, 2014 2:07 AM

    His separation will not be in his preparation !

  82. 8to80texansblog says: Feb 17, 2014 10:44 AM

    jeremydcannon says:
    Feb 14, 2014 6:08 PM

    Uh WRONG. Rookies have won SB’s before. #1 overall pick rookies however have not.

    Not only has a rookie QB never won a SB… A rookie QB has never started in a SB…..

    Several 2nd year players have won but no rookie has ever led a team to the SB…. ever….

  83. 8to80texansblog says: Feb 17, 2014 10:49 AM

    At least he knows what teams play in which divisions…. which is more than can be said about the previous A&M QB…. #tannehillswifeisstillhot

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