Farmer told reporters Monday he doesn't "think it's in doubt" that Manziel would return even though the quarterback remained in a private treatment facility. Ultimately, Manziel's participation in April's scheduled workouts is out of the team's control, Farmer said.
"I'm not the point person in that," Farmer told reporters at the
Farmer is confident Manziel will be able to challenge for the Browns' starting quarterback job when training camp starts but said the focus for now is to make sure the former
"We're definitely focused on his health and his well-being and we definitely want to support him in every way possible," Farmer said. "Part two of that is that inevitably he's going to have to continue to perform and show development and growth as a player.... We all want to focus the opportunity on now."
Manziel, who entered rehab on Jan. 28, as been criticized for his partying lifestyle reputation. In the past, he has posted photos of himself on Twitter and Instagram drinking at parties.
A star quarterback at Texas A&M who was drafted 22nd overall by the Browns in 2014, Manziel appeared in five games for the Browns last season, passing for 175 yards.