BOCA RATON, Fla. -- High-profile agent Drew Rosenhaus isn't speaking publicly about Johnny Manziel, but he is talking to NFL teams about his newest client.
The former Cleveland Browns quarterback recently hired Rosenhaus, the well-known Miami-based representative.
"Privately, yes, I am talking to teams," Rosenhaus said Monday while taking a break from lunch at the NFL's annual spring meetings.
Rosenhaus said he did not want to publicly comment further until he has had more time to develop his relationship with Manziel. But he is doing what he can behind the scenes to speak on Manziel's behalf.
Rosenhaus told The Dallas Morning News that there are teams interested in Manziel, but he did not specify which. No team has publicly stated its interest.
"You know, a lot of his life and career is public," Rosenhaus told the newspaper. "So from the business side, we're going to try and keep that more behind the scenes."
Manziel was released by the Browns earlier this month after he was involved in numerous off-the-field incidents, including becoming the subject of a criminal investigation into whether he abused his former girlfriend in Dallas, an investigation that was passed to the Dallas grand jury Feb. 25.
Manziel's former agent, Erik Burkhardt, dropped him shortly after the alleged abuse incident became public. Manziel was also dropped by LRMR, the marketing agency owned in part by LeBron James.