School Soccer World debates Johnny Manziel’s assertion
Johnny Manziel was on Twitter in college football on Sunday night.
The former Texas A&M Aggies star, who won a Heisman Trophy while at College Station, named the two greatest players of all time.
No, Manziel didn’t make it into the top 2 despite having raced with two other former SEC quarterbacks:
- Auburn Tigers quarterback Cam Newton
- Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow
“SEC is king on this list, but I’m biased,” admitted the former Cleveland Browns quarterback.
Newton and Tebow are certainly respectable picks, though many would argue that other players deserve the best label ever.
Check out some Barry Sanders filming my buddy https://t.co/Om2vkA7Hkj
– Adam not staring directly at the sun worm (@trislerstudz) May 31, 2021
Vince Young was a myth back then https://t.co/2ab2tLqin3
– Jesus Malverde🕯➐ (@ killakhristian9) May 31, 2021
I like cam. But respectfully. It’s Vince Young. https://t.co/k3VferjmFd
– Chase Rutledge (@crutcrutcrutt) May 31, 2021
I would argue Vince Young or Reggie Bush. Https://t.co/4J2ZETb1fd
– Andrew. (@ProudMasshoIe) May 31, 2021
I would put Bo Jackson right there too. This from a Bama fan. https://t.co/sc5Lxh5261
– Bryan (@ bryanhrpsgt12) May 31, 2021
Of course, others agree with Manziel’s list, especially Newton as the best of all time.
Were there players who had statistically more dominant seasons / careers? Yes. But what Cam did with the talent (or lack of it) around him will never match. Really an individually dominating season. https://t.co/F2HUYe30Pw
– Justin Rolle (@jrollwde) May 31, 2021
Coming from a guy with one of the best college seasons ever couldn’t agree more cam was https://t.co/PAEMAaMnNw
– Guy Brenner (@ guybrenner2) May 31, 2021
Case to be made Cam 2010 season without peer. https://t.co/qb5h1n6HrB
– Edgar Thompson (@osgators) May 31, 2021
Newton had one of the most dominant seasons in college football history – if not the most dominant. He threw for 2,854 yards and 30 touchdowns while rushing for 1,473 yards and 20 touchdowns. Newton also caught two passes for 42 yards and a touchdown.
Auburn ended the 2010 season with a 14-0 record, 8-0 on the SEC. The Tigers defeated Oregon 22:19 in the BCS National Championship Game.
Newton was number 1 overall in the 2011 NFL Draft.