Johnny Manziel hires Drew Rosenhaus as agent

Free-agent quarterback Johnny Manziel has hired Drew Rosenhaus as his agent.

Their partnership is listed on the NFL Players Association's website and was confirmed by ESPN.

Manziel, a 2014 first-round draft pick, never panned out on the field in Cleveland and is facing legal problems off the field.

Erik Burkhardt, Manziel's former agent, dropped the QB as a client after the season. He said in a statement: "It has become painfully obvious that [Manziel's] future rests solely in his own hands. His family and I have gone to great lengths to outline the steps we feel he must take to get his life in order. Accountability is the foundation of any relationship, and without it, the function of my work is counterproductive."

The Browns, meanwhile, cut ties with the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner on March 11, after two disappointing seasons. Manziel faces an uncertain future in the NFL and potential criminal charges in Texas following a domestic violence incident.

On Feb. 25, Dallas police referred the domestic violence case against Manziel to a grand jury, which will examine evidence against him. His ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, accused Manziel of striking her in the head during a night out Jan. 30. Manziel is also being investigated by the NFL, which could suspend him for his off-field behavior. He was cleared by the league in October following a similar incident with Crowley.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.