Tim Tebow Says Johnny Manziel Is ‘A Heck of a Football Player,’ Says He Likes Johnny Football’s ‘Swag’

Johnny Manziel appears to be a fan of Tim Tebow. And Tebow appears to be a fan right back.

Manziel — better known as “Johnny Football” during his rise through the college football world, where he’s put himself in Heisman consideration while leading Texas A&M past Alabama in the season’s biggest upset last week — has a shout-out to Tebow on his Twitter page. Manziel lists Proverbs 3:5-6 and a classic Christian quote, “I don’t know what my future holds, but I do know who holds my future,” on his profile. Manziel attributes the quote to Tebow (which, to be clear, Tebow did not invent).

Now Tebow is giving a nod back.

“He’s a heck of a player. … He’s a competitor. He’s a playmaker. He just finds a way to get things done,” Tebow told Yahoo! Sports. “You have to tip your hat to their coaches and coordinators. They have an awesome scheme and a lot of playmakers.”

While Tebow, who has a Heisman of his own, said he wouldn’t necessarily root for Manziel when A&M takes on his alma mater, Florida, he did admit that the 8-2 Aggies have kept his attention this season.

“There’s just something about him that you think has a chance,” Tebow said. “I like his swag. It’s fun to watch.”

Swag? It’s also fun to hear about.

Yardbarker

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 195,029 other followers