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Johnny Manziel would be perfect QB for Eagles

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08:18 AM ET 11.02 | It's been building since before the season - before Michael Vick inevitably was injured, before Nick Foles crumbled against the Cowboys, and before Matt Barkley did little to suggest that he was a franchise quarterback: Considering the coach, the offense, and the likely draft pick, the Eagles and Johnny Manziel - "Johnny Football" - would be perfect together. Manziel gave the Ducks an oral commitment in 2010 only to decide later that he wanted to stay near his hometown of Kerrville, Texas. But with Kelly now in the NFL, along with his up-tempo offense ideally suited to dual-threat quarterbacks who think fast on their feet, the buzz on a reunion of sorts has been mounting. "Oh my gosh, he would be the prototype," an NFC general manager told Greg Bedard of Sports Illustrated in September.

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November 2, 2013  08:55 AM ET

If he gets is head right, maybe.

November 2, 2013  08:58 AM ET

This guy's aready got the haters lined up for his arrival.

November 2, 2013  10:20 AM ET

Please....


Let this happen.

November 2, 2013  10:53 AM ET

Who says Chip Kelly will still be in the NFL next year.

November 2, 2013  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Please.... Let this happen.

Really.

This article is a testament to the ignorance of sports journalists.

November 2, 2013  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Who says Chip Kelly will still be in the NFL next year.

Glitter starts to fade...

November 2, 2013  11:14 AM ET

He'll still be there for a few years. Johnny Football is a head case, though, and not the answer. More headaches, that's what he'd bring.

November 2, 2013  11:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Who says Chip Kelly will still be in the NFL next year.

LOL, where is Chip going???? Keep in mind, the Eagles still have a chance to win the NFC West. Also Chip has a 18-month show-cause penalty and can't return to college football until that is over.

November 2, 2013  11:49 AM ET

Jaw dropping highlight reel plays one mintie, mind numbing bad decisions the next. Throw in a side of not bing able to handle the physical pounding of the game and, Eagles fans, I give you your quarterback of the future: Jonny Manziel. To save you tortured minds, however, you can just call him Michael Vick 2.0.

November 2, 2013  11:50 AM ET

*minute

November 2, 2013  12:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

LOL, where is Chip going???? Keep in mind, the Eagles still have a chance to win the NFC West. Also Chip has a 18-month show-cause penalty and can't return to college football until that is over.

East, West....whatever it takes.

November 2, 2013  12:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

East, West....whatever it takes.

WWJ, yeah you're right. I was wrong . I should have said NFC East!!! :-)

November 2, 2013  12:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

LOL, where is Chip going???? Keep in mind, the Eagles still have a chance to win the NFC *West. Also Chip has a 18-month show-cause penalty and can't return to college football until that is over.

*East

November 2, 2013  12:13 PM ET

The Ducks QB is a more likely fit with Eagles/Kelly.

November 2, 2013  12:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The Ducks QB is a more likely fit with Eagles/Kelly.

I agree, but will Mariota be available when the Eagles draft. Also Mariota is a redshirt Sophomore. He can enter tthe NFL draft, but will he.

November 2, 2013  12:59 PM ET

Before the season started we heard Vick was a perfect QB for the Eagles.

November 2, 2013  01:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Really.This article is a testament to the ignorance of sports journalists.

You're too generous ("journalists"), Doc.

Flash QB (Manziel, Kaep, RG3, Vick, Tebow, Pryor) "think fast on (his) feet?" That's cute. In fact, he doesn't "think" (read) period, beyond 'play designed' and then fear-flight. He doesn't know how to read NFL defense 'cause nobody taught him in college. But if you knew "sports," Philly.com, you'd already know as much.

NFL single-wing tailback went out with the 30s but the kids eat him up in the new millenium. Guess they think he's cool, when he's not rehabbing or freezing-up on Super Sunday.

November 2, 2013  02:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Before the season started we heard Vick was a perfect QB for the Eagles.

He is, when he can stay healthy. The Eagles will go after either Manziel or Mariota in the draft. Either would be a great fit.

November 2, 2013  08:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Before the season started we heard Vick was a perfect QB for the Eagles.

Thanks for the in-advance condolences, ORF.

 
November 2, 2013  09:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The Ducks QB is a more likely fit with Eagles/Kelly.

Vikes will draft him before the Eagles have a chance. Manziel will be available when Philly picks.

My sympathy to the Eagles....actually, no.

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