Broadway Joe, meet Johnny Football

Manziel will become the biggest celebrity QB the NFL has seen since Joe Namath

Updated: January 8, 2014, 6:50 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

It's official now: Johnny Manziel -- Johnny Football, if you prefer -- is headed to the NFL, where he'll instantly become the league's biggest celebrity quarterback since Broadway Joe.

Joe Namath, the first player taken in the 1965 AFL draft, was the first celebrity quarterback of the television age.

Bart Starr and Johnny Unitas may have been more famous, but they didn't wear low-cut white cleats while others wore black high-topped cleats.

No other player rocked a ...

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