Star-Telegram — The last thing George Whitfield Jr. expected was for Johnny Manziel to throw the ball. The Texas A&M star, after all, was blindfolded. Whitfield, a “quarterback whisperer” or, as he calls himself, a “quarterback engineer,” had never attempted the now-named Zorro drill with one of his protégés. He wanted Manziel to practice some air throws before actually throwing a pass to one of three receivers.
But on Manziel’s first three-step drop, Paris Cotton, standing some 15 yards away to Manziel’s right, clapped his hands three times, and the Heisman Trophy winner drilled the former Central Michigan running back in the hands. “Oh,” Whitfield said to Manziel, “you’re going to throw it.” Whitfield already had asked that all cameras be turned off, half-expecting Manziel to be all over the place once he did throw the ball. “I felt it,” Manziel said after the first blindfold attempt.
Manziel threw only two uncatchable passes in 29 attempts while blindfolded, prompting a bystander to ask if Manziel could somehow see.
Kid’s a freak. He’s a phenom. Already has a Heisman trophy, dime piece girlfriend, and slaps home runs out of major league parks like it’s nobody’s business. Oh, not to mention he’s training to become Daredevil next season. Take away one of his senses and the others become stronger. Absolutely insane. I’m pretty sure if he went deaf and lost his sense of taste he’d just have a six inch growth spurt and increase his bench by 100 lbs.
Only downside to Johnny Football is he’s starting to make me feel like a horrible person. When he’s not winning, he’s busy visiting cancer kids and not being a degenerate smut peddler.