No pressure: Social media likens Shea Patterson to Johnny Manziel
That about sums it up for Ole Miss freshman QB Shea Patterson’s performance Saturday night against Texas A&M. Patterson threw for 338 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for 64 yards.
And the Johnny Manziel comparisons have started.
Heck, Patterson said after the game that Manziel was his favorite player growing up, and in the house that Johnny helped re-build, he put on a show.
We haven’t really seen a Manziel-like player in the SEC since Mr. Football himself left for the NFL, and Patterson is probably the closest to Manziel. Perhaps he’s not as electric of a runner; perhaps he will be a more polished passer than Manziel.
Time will answer those comparisons.
But Saturday night, Twitter was buzzing about Patterson being the next Manziel. No pressure, Shea!
It's scary how much Shea Patterson resembles Johnny Manziel
— Axel (@axel_adair2) November 13, 2016
Shae Patterson is already a folk hero. Dude wears 20, wants to be Johnny Manziel and is determined to lead the Rebs to Shreveport.
— Julian Council (@JulianCouncil) November 13, 2016
Shea Patterson= Johnny Manziel Jr
— Nathan Ramos™ (@TheLordFuego) November 13, 2016
Shea Patterson is Johnny manziel. 🔴🔵🔴🔵🔴
— Alex Marshall (@Alex_Marshall03) November 13, 2016
Wow!!! Shea Patterson looked like Manziel out there crazy!!!
— Robert Regalado (@RobRegalado12) November 13, 2016
Shea Patterson= Johnny manziel 2.0
— joey kleber (@joey_kleber13) November 13, 2016
That's why u burn the redshirt. Hell of a game by Shea Patterson and the Rebs. 338 yrds 2 TDs in the first game as a freshman. Mini Manziel
— Brandon Lister (@Lister2Lister) November 13, 2016
Creepy how much Shea Patterson from Ole Miss plays almost identical to Johnny Manziel 😳
— Brady Sharp (@CBradySharp) November 13, 2016