Johnny Manziel as the franchise quarterback for the New York Giants? Fuhgeddabudit, says co-owner Steve Tisch.
"I would be concerned, but I think if you sort of look at the culture and the history of the Giants, he really doesn’t fit the profile of, historically, of New York Giants football players. We have a fantastic quarterback who I hope has another amazing season. I wish Manziel all the best," Tisch told TMZ.
This is, of course, TMZ and Tisch was baited into answering questions about Manziel. Watch the video below and you can see that he spoke slowly, perhaps trying to formulate an answer that wouldn't offense Cleveland ownership.
You can argue, of course, that the Giants had one of the NFL's ultimate bad boys in Lawrence Taylor. The Giants, though, have tried to portray a more conservative, vanilla, style as an organization.
Tisch did wish Manziel well.
"If he was playing for anybody out of our division I would hope that he’d be good for them," Tisch said. "I wouldn’t want him to be good for the Eagles, the Cowboys or the Redskins, but I hope he’s good for Cleveland. I hope he has a good year."
Can you imagine Manziel in New York? The bright lights and Johnny Football might be a perfect match off the field. I can't, however, see those bright lights and Manziel's obvious affection for them being good for him on the field.