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Former NFL cornerback Deion Sanders spoke out in favor of Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel, saying that the NFL should welcome him as a breath of fresh air.
“The quarterback mold was created by Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Drew Brees, Tom Brady,” Sanders on 105.3 The Fan. “When we don’t see [partying] from those guys, we kind of think it’s wrong because we don’t see it. That does not mean that Johnny Manziel has done one thing wrong. We just haven’t seen something of his kind. I like it. I love change.”
Sanders said people have overreacted to Manziel going out and having a good time. As Sanders sees it, Manziel isn’t hurting anyone.
“The kid hasn’t done anything. They’re putting him out there like he’s Justin Bieber — like he’s egging folks on and doing wild and rich folks stuff. He’s not doing stuff like that. He’s a good kid,” Sanders said.
Like Manziel, Sanders was brash and flashy and drew plenty of attention to himself even before he ever stepped on the field in the NFL. Sanders ended up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.