Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Mike Evans believes once Browns rookie backup quarterback Johnny Manziel receives a chance to start, there will be no turning back.



"He's a great player," Evans, who played with Manziel at Texas A&M University, said Wednesday during a conference call with reporters who cover the Browns. "When he gets his shot, I think he's never going to come off the field.



"The game hasn't really seen a quarterback like him, I don't think. They say Doug Flutie and guys like that. But he can throw just as good as the 6-5 prototypical quarterbacks, and he can run like Michael Vick."



In July during the NFL Rookie Symposium, Evans said Manziel should start for the Browns.



Now that the Browns are 4-3 this season with Brian Hoyer as their starter, has Evans changed his mind?



"I said that [Manziel should start] because that's one of my best friends," Evans said. "I'm going to choose my best friend. That's their decision. They're winning now, so you can't really talk too bad about that."