Eagles coach Chip Kelly unsuccessfully recruited quarterback Johnny Manziel to Oregon. Kelly then opted not to take Manziel with the 22nd pick in the 2014 draft, choosing instead to trade down to No. 26 with the Browns.
Running back LeSean McCoy possibly wishes it had unfolded differently.
“I’m a Johnny guy, I really am, since college,” McCoy said on ESPN, via CBS Philly. “He’s played in the best conference [SEC], he’s played well, he has tons of swag. I mean he’s an athlete. He’s a quarterback and I thought he’d be a good matchup for us.”
Then, after necessarily taking a back-handed slap at current starter Nick Foles, McCoy gave Foles a hug.
“Nick is good,” McCoy said. “I don’t think people really appreciate him because he is so new. He can play. I think when we move a guy like Michael Vick, and Michael Vick can still play, to put Nick in the position to start he must be doing something good. You’ll really see this year he’s the real deal.”
Yes, Foles will be the real deal. But McCoy apparently thinks Manziel would be even more real.