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Fran Tarkenton: Manziel 'plays like I did more than anybody else' Published: March 11, 2014

Johnny Manziel has one Hall of Fame quarterback in his corner.

Minnesota Vikings legend Fran Tarkenton told USA Today that "this kid plays like I did more than anybody else," in reference to Manziel. Tarkenton, who played 18 seasons and led the Viking to three Super Bowl appearances, played at a size similar to Manziel.

Tarkenton was 6-foot, 190-pounds. Manziel checks in at 5-11, 207.

"He's the closest thing I've seen to myself," Tarkenton said. "Manziel is a quarterback savant."

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