Love him or hate him (and plenty despise him), Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is one of the most entertaining quarterbacks of all-time. What's more: He backs his brash attitude up with his play on the field.
But how does he match up against one of the greatest college football QBs ever? We took the liberty of breaking it down. Enjoy. Heisman Trophies: Tim Tebow 1, Johnny Manziel 1. Winner: Tie. BCS titles: Tebow 2, Manziel 0. Winner: Tebow. Biggest on-field moment: Tebow's second title was punctuated by an impressive BCS championship game performance, as he accounted for over 350 yards and three TDs in Florida's 24-14 win over Oklahoma. Manziel's moment brought him to the forefront of college football and basically made him a national celebrity. He almost single-handedly willed Texas A&M to a 29-24 win over perennial giant and eventual national champion Alabama last season. His line in that game: 253 passing yards, 2 passing TDs, 92 rushing yards. Off-field moment: Tim Tebow's emotional speech after Florida's 2008 loss to Mississippi was so memorable that the athletic department mounted a plaque of it after the Gators won the BCS title that season. Johnny Manziel's moment was one of infamy, as he was accused of accepting cash in exchange for signing autographs. The NCAA ultimately couldn't find enough evidence to levy a severe punishment of Manziel and ended up agreeing with Texas A&M on a half-game suspension to start 2013. Winner: Tebow. Career passing vitals:
Tebow: 9,285 passing yards, 88 TDs, 16 INTs, 66.4 percent completion percentage.
Manziel: 5,541 passing yards, 40 TDs, 14 INTs, 69.5 percent completion percentage. Winner: Manziel. The Texas A&M gunslinger will likely go pro after this season, but the numbers he's accumulated through 19 games are nothing short of remarkable. Tebow had three full seasons as a starter (and plenty of snaps as a freshman behind Chris Leak) to cull those digits. If he played out his college eligibility, Manziel's stat lines would be dynasty video game numbers. Are you not entertained?