Johnny Football might not be loved by many in the NFL, but one Hall of Famer would love to have Johnny Manziel on his football team. During a Monday interview on “NFL Total Access,” Namath defended the Cleveland Browns quarterback.
“What difference does it make, really?” Namath said when asked if Manziel’s criticism has been warranted. “And it is an example of the different eras and time. I do know this about Johnny Manziel: I haven’t seen anyone perform any better than Johnny the last two seasons on that football field.
“And I do know that we love entertainment. Football is a sport, but it is show biz. It is entertainment. And Johnny — he’s gotta live his life, man. … . I’ve been to Vegas, you guys have probably been to Vegas. Give the man a little bit of room. But, in his position, he’s not entitled to be a regular guy, 22 years old, 21 years old. Everything’s blowing out of whack.
“I’d love him on my team, let me just say that.”
I love it, you have to be impressed with Johnny Manziel, because this is coming from a guy that dated Marilyn Monroe and was just as arrogant as Johnny back in the day.