Sunday, 9 December 2012
Ti-Cats Neg Lister Johnny Manziel Wins Heisman
On Saturday night, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first freshman player to ever win the prestigious Heisman trophy. Manziel made history by beating out fellow finalists Manti Te'o and Collin Klein.
With three year's of eligibilty remaining, Manziel could go down as one of the greatest players in NCAA history. Having already won the Heisman, Manziel could end up becoming just the second player in history to win that award twice. Ohio State running back Archie Griffin won it in back-to-back years (1974, 1975). The future looks bright for Johnny Football.
And that future could involve the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Like Tim Tebow and JaMarcus Russell before him, Johnny Manziel has been added to the Tiger-Cats negotiation list.
Now before everyone starts getting their "Manziel No. 2" jerseys done at the TigerTown store, remember that it is highly unlikely that Manziel will ever suit up for the Tiger-Cats. And even if he did, it would be a good five years before he ever sets foot on the field at the former Ivor Wynne Stadium. It's fun to think about, but the reality is that Manziel will sit on the team's neg list for a couple of years before being taken off after he gets drafted in the NFL.
But even if the chances of Manziel playing for the Ti-Cats is remote, I imagine Texas A&M's ratings will see a jump in the Hamilton market over the next few years.