Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/29/12
Since defeating Alabama on November 10th, Johnny Manziel has been at or near the top of every Heisman list. The last two weeks, he has crushed Sam Houston State and Missouri, all the while dazzling the country with his passing and running abilities. The one big knock on Johnny football is pretty obvious: he’s a freshman. He appears to be the best freshman since Oklahoma’s Adrian Peterson was the runner up in 2004, but does he have enough to shake the stigma of a freshman never winning the Heisman trophy? In short, absolutely not. Contrary to popular belief, there are serious faults with Johnny Manziel’s Heisman candidacy.  Here are the five reasons that stand out:1. Quarterback A: 66% completion, 3745 yards, 27 TD’s, 9 INT’sQuarterback B: 68% completion, 3419 yards, 24 TD’s 8 INT’sYes, it’s that game again. For obsessive stat geeks like me, stumping people with one of these tricks is like Christmas. So take a few seconds to guess who you think each one is. If you said quarterback B ...
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