Why Braxton Miller Will Have a Better 2013 Than Johnny Manziel

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Why Braxton Miller Will Have a Better 2013 Than Johnny Manziel
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Since early December, the limelight has been focused on Johnny Manziel more than any other quarterback in college football. From becoming the first freshman to hoist the Heisman Trophy to winning the Cotton Bowl to controversy from getting a speeding ticket and drinking alcohol with his mother, Manziel continues to be headline news going into the 2013 season.

Now that a freshman has won the Heisman, pundits and fans are beginning to wonder if Manziel will be the man to finally join Ohio State running back Archie Griffin as the only other two-time Heisman Trophy winner. The future looks bright and the possibilities endless for Johnny Football.

Looking down the list of players receiving Heisman votes in 2012, the only other two players invited to New York with Johnny Football will not be in college in 2013. Leading the vote list behind the top three included a wide receiver (Marqise Lee), a defensive lineman (Jadeveon Clowney) and two quarterbacks.

With all due respect to Jordan Lynch at Northern Illinois, there is only one quarterback at a major football power anywhere on the list of Heisman hopefuls who built a foundation with voters in 2012. That player is Braxton Miller. Of course, Manziel and Aggie fans would be quick to point out that Miller finished with less than 10 percent of the votes that Johnny Football received, and it will be difficult for Miller to improve on leading a 12-0 team this year.

But here's a dose of reality for Johnny Football fans: Braxton Miller is going to have a better 2013.

Here's why.

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