Posted September 01, 2013

Joe Flacco on Johnny Manziel: ‘He’s quickly becoming my favorite college football player’

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Joe Flacco called Johnny Manziel his favorite college football player. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Joe Flacco called Johnny Manziel his favorite college football player. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Texas A&M sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel has collected his fair share of detractors following controversial off-field autograph sessions and on-field taunts. Amidst all the criticism, a Super Bowl champion quarterback is supporting Manziel despite the general animosity towards him.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco said Manziel is quickly becoming his favorite college football player because of all the hate Manziel has been garnering of late.  Flacco brought Manziel’s name up while fielding questions about the negative reception Denver Broncos’ fans have had over Flacco’s poster on the side of Sports Authority Field at Mile High promoting the NFL’s season opener.

Flacco went on to say that “being hated” is not necessarily a bad thing while saying his opinion on Manziel would not make Flacco “too popular.”

After being suspended for the first half of Texas A&M’s game against Rice, Manziel completed six passes for 94 yards with 19 rushing yards. Manziel’s tauning of Rice players earned him an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty during the game.

Flacco’s comments on Manziel via the Carroll County Times:

“I don’t know if I’ll be too popular for this,” Flacco added. “But I don’t know how I really felt about Johnny Manziel, but I feel like now everyone hates him. He’s quickly becoming my favorite player in college football.”


11 comments
jeebs
jeebs

“I don’t know if I’ll be too popular for this, but I don’t know how I really felt about Johnny Manziel, but I feel like now everyone hates him. He’s quickly becoming my favorite player in college football.”

What contrived drivel from a knucklhead- trying so hard to be the maverick. So hard in fact he admits his shallowness in print.

btcvsolo
btcvsolo

All I know is, regardless if Saban has his boys ready to play in a few weeks, this should be one helluva game...

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

He said this about the banner: "I think it's all deserved, I don't know if it's deserved towards me, I happen to be the guy they put up there."

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Coming from a guy who thinks he is the best QB, shows how arrogant he is becoming.  And as for the rest of America, we think johnny is a spoiled brat who gets his way or mommy & daddy step in.  He WILL get his soon

pvraymo
pvraymo

What else would you expect from the ex-con, classless Ravens.   Can't wait for the first blindside from the Crimson Tide.   Bye bye Johnny Footinmouth

3M_TA3
3M_TA3

Say what you want about Manziel, but the dude can play college ball and is fun to watch...when he's not being suspended for a half or being benched for acting like a child.

c.linke
c.linke

Flacco's been a Raven too long. Self-aggrandizing players are starting to look normal to him.

number1mavsfan
number1mavsfan

@WHO*IS*ESPN Just like YOU will get yours soon, since all you ever do is bash Johnny...you must be a disgruntled fan of some team that got that their you know what handed to them last year. GET OVER IT.