Well, this is certainly unexpected.
And occasionally shirtless, as the situation would have it.
In any case, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin announced Wednesday evening that redshirt freshman Johnny Manziel will be the Aggies’ starting quarterback for the season opening game against Louisiana Tech over sophomore Jameill Showers.
“Johnny has performed the best at this stage and we will proceed until the season opener with him getting the first-team reps,” Sumlin said. “My policy is simple really; the best player plays. Competition is a great thing and we need more competition at all of our positions. All of our quarterbacks have competed well, and I expect them to continue to push Johnny.”
Showers was the long-assumed leader in the competition to replace Ryan Tannehill, but Manziel obviously surpassed Showers during fall camp.
Manziel was also arrested earlier this summer for fighting and initially hit (yes, that was intentional) with a disorderly conduct charge, a Class C misdemeanor.