Not Matt Schaub. Not T.J. Yates. Not Case Keenum. No, Johnny Manziel will be the Houston Texans’ starting quarterback in 2014, LaDainian Tomlinson said Thursday on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
“Here’s my prediction,” Tomlinson told co-host Ross Tucker. “I think they went with this move [to start Keenum at quarterback] to say basically, Matt Schaub is done in Houston. And I predicted this maybe three, four weeks ago: Johnny Football is coming to Houston next year. Johnny Football – Johnny Manziel – he will be the Houston Texans quarterback next year.”
Tomlinson called Manziel a “perfect fit,” and pointed to Texans head coach Gary Kubiak’s connection with Manziel’s school, Texas A&M.
From one quarterback controversy to the farthest thing from it, Tucker and Tomlinson went on to talk about New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Unlike the past decade, though, Brady’s season hasn’t been the typical MVP campaign AFC East opponents have grown used to. Instead, the 36-year-old quarterback has struggled, on pace for career lows in completion percentage, touchdowns and yards-per-attempt.
So is Brady – gasp! – on the decline?
“This type of stuff happens. It really does, especially the quarterback position,” Tomlinson said. “The passes he’s throwing down the field, they’re not accurate. He’s not in connection with those receivers. [...] I think it’s far to say at this point, we have seen the best of Tom Brady. I don’t think from this point on, I don’t care who’s in the lineup, we’re ever gonna see the type of numbers that Tom Brady put up when he had guys like Randy Moss.”