Joe Thomas sees a transformation in quarterback Johnny Manziel.
In an exclusive interview with NFL Media's Andrea Kremer, Cleveland's Pro Bowl left tackle heaped praise on Johnny after saying earlier this month that the Browns passer "lost probably a lot of trust" among teammates with the way he handled himself as a rookie.
"The way he is now is night and day from last year," Thomas said Tuesday. "He has a bright future ahead of him."
Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden told Kremer that Manziel has been a workhorse around the facility, staying later to study the new offense.
"He has the it-factor. He has what you can't teach," said Haden, adding: "Actions speaking louder than words. He's putting forth those actions. That's all he can do."
The Browns need a quarterback, and maybe Manziel can turn his career around after a very disappointing rookie season. Drawing praise from players like Thomas and Haden is a good start.