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Manziel not convinced QB position 'suits' Tebow
Johnny Manziel is only 20 years old, but he’s already convinced he’s a better quarterback than Tim Tebow.
“I would hope that I’m a better passer than Tim Tebow,” the recent Heisman Trophy winner said during an appearance on ESPN’s First Take. “Hopefully, I wouldn't have to go into an offseason and work on my mechanics because, as a freshman and as a redshirt freshman, I tried to work on that before I even got into this position where I would have to be questioned about that.”
After Tebow’s once-promising career flatlined with the Jets in 2012, he spent much of his offseason seeking instruction from various coaches – most notably, ex-Jets QB Vinny Testaverde. On Monday, Tebow signed a two-year, free-agent deal with New England.
“He's a great person, he deserves this chance that he's getting in the NFL,” said the Texas A&M QB. “I do truly believe that from the bottom of my heart.”
But he’s no convinced Tebow has the mettle to make it at the QB position.
“As far as being a starting quarterback in the NFL, I don't know if that really suits him,” said the SEC QB. “I think the Patriots will be a great place for Tim Tebow. I think that with all the places he could've gone, being with (Coach Bill) Belichick and what they do and just how that whole organization is, I think it is a great fit for him. I just don't hang on one throw in one game in the playoffs.”