What's interesting about the life and times of Johnny Football is how thoroughly he upends every cliche that is heretofore accepted when it comes to the relationship a football quarterback is supposed to have between his persona and performance.
It's completely ludicrous to say, "NCAA student-athletes should be paid because schools and the NCAA profit off of them while the kids don't get paid," without considering the thousands of student-athletes who aren't worth a cent to their respective institution of higher education.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel made the 11th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners look like a high school team. He dazzled, danced and scrambled in the pocket as if he were playing 7-7 pickup football in the summer.
Voters: This is a call to throw conventional wisdom out the window. The Heisman winner need not be another quarterback. If the award stays true to its description, it will go to a defensive player this season.