Legendary 49ers WR Jerry Rice says Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel is reminiscent of Steve Young.
"He reminds me a little bit of Steve Young because Steve Young, when he first came in, he wanted to run the football," Rice said. "Now, with Johnny Manziel if he can just relax, stay in the pocket, deliver the ball down the field with accuracy and get the ball in the hands of his playmakers, I think it's a no brainer for the Houston Texans to take this guy." Rice, who attended Manziel's pro day, also dismissed concerns over the prospect's maturity. "I really don't think that's a concern right now," he said. "He likes that spotlight. The guy showed me today that he can drop back, deliver the ball with accuracy and likes that big stage. He proved to everybody that he can be that number one guy. ... He wants perfection, and he's a competitor. That's something you can put money on." Rice is no GM or scout, but if you're going to get an endorsement as a QB, getting one from the greatest WR of all time doesn't hurt.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 08:14:00 PM