Former All-Pro says Manziel is the next Tebow

Is Johnny Manziel the next Tim Tebow? At least one former All-Pro thinks so.

Former Ravens and Browns running back Jamal Lewis was asked about Manziel’s chances in the NFL by TMZ and didn’t give a flattering assessment.

“I don’t think he’ll do good on the field or off the field,” said Lewis, who was the AP Offensive Player of the Year in 2003. “I like him, but as a professional quarterback I don’t.”

Lewis said the Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M “is a great college quarterback” but agreed when the reporter compared Manziel to Tebow.

Tebow also won a Heisman at Florida but has struggled to duplicate his success in the NFL.

“Exactly, he’s a good college quarterback,” Lewis said of Manziel. “Good excitement, what people want to see. That’s it.”

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