"You see him being Johnny Football," Whitner added. "You don't see him trying to duplicate anybody's quarterbacking style, just sitting in the pocket. If something's not right, you see him using his instincts and his intangibles, breaking the pocket. That's where I can see growth."
Gordon is looking forward to working with Manziel after struggling to get on the same page with Hoyer the past couple of weeks.
"I think he's got enough, he's got what we need right now to move forward and pull off these last three wins," Gordon told Breer. "He's willing to do anything, extend a play, and make something out of nothing. That mindset isn't in everybody. A lot of guys will quit, take a sack or throw the ball away. That's not what he does."
Breer confirms that the creative Shanahan has already incorporated elements of Manziel's Texas A&M offense, which could throw defenses for a loop over the next three weeks.
If this week's signs out of Cleveland are to believe, Browns fans will see a different "Johnny Football" than the one who was clearly not ready for prime time in August.