Giants co-owner Steve Tisch says Johnny Manziel isn’t the kind of guy his team would want as a franchise quarterback.
Asked if he’d be concerned if he had a quarterback engaged in the kind of off-field activities that Manziel engages in, Tisch told TMZ that he would be concerned — except it wouldn’t happen because Manziel wouldn’t be the Giants’ quarterback.
“I would be concerned, but I think if you sort of look at the culture and the history of the Giants, he really doesn’t fit the profile of, historically, of New York Giants football players. We have a fantastic quarterback who I hope has another amazing season. I wish Manziel all the best,” Tisch said.
Of course, the Giants haven’t always had a team of choir boys. Eli Manning may be the kind of straight arrow the Giants look for in a franchise quarterback, but the greatest player in Giants history, Lawrence Taylor, engaged in off-field activities that make Manziel look like a Cub Scout.
Regardless, Tisch says he’s rooting for Manziel to do well, as long as he’s not in the NFC East.
“If he was playing for anybody out of our division I would hope that he’d be good for them,” Tisch said. “I wouldn’t want him to be good for the Eagles, the Cowboys or the Redskins, but I hope he’s good for Cleveland. I hope he has a good year. I think he knows what he has to do to stay on the team, to work with his teammates, to be part of a very functional, productive locker room. A lot’s going to come out once training camp starts.”
Training camp will start soon, and the Browns will start to see whether Manziel fits the profile of what they look for in a franchise quarterback.