Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel enters his sophomore season as a marked man by Southeastern Conference defenses. If Manziel is going to experience the kind of success in 2013 that he had in 2012, he is going to need a lot of assistance from his teammates and coaches.
Quarterbacks typically receive too much credit when teams are winning, and too much blame when they are losing. It takes a team to win a football game. No quarterback will be effective without the other 10 players on offense at the time effectively doing their job.
Manziel made history in 2012 when he became the first freshman ever to win the Heisman Trophy. His accomplishment catapulted him to celebrity status and all of his moves on and off of the field have been analyzed by the media and fans ever since.
In five months the season will start again and Manziel will be just another player trying to do his best to help his team win a championship. Whether Manziel is able to accomplish that goal rests mainly on how the rest of the team performs.
This is a look at the players and coaches who are the most important to Manziel's success going forward.