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Mike Evans would play Manziel over McCown

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Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans spent his college career with Johnny Manziel and the first year of his NFL career with Josh McCown. So Evans has more insight when it comes to picking between the two than most.

Evans would pick Manziel.

“I think the world of Josh, but as far as a starting job goes now, Manziel just came off a win,” Evans told the Buccaneers Radio Network this week, via “You know, the city’s buzzing about him. Everybody’s buzzing about him, won at home. I don’t know, man. I think they probably should have gave him one more chance [to start]. I mean, he won.”

Three years ago, when the 49ers picked Colin Kaepernick after Alex Smith recovered from a concussion, I argued that no one knows the two quarterbacks better than the 49ers coaching staff. The same thinking applies here; the coaches want (possibly need) to win, and they genuinely believe McCown gives them the best chance to do so.

Of course, they could be wrong. But they’re the only ones possibly staking their jobs on the decision.