Pettine was hired as the Browns' new head coach Jan. 23, and Ray Farmer stepped in as the new general manager Feb. 11, replacing Mike Lombardi.
According to Jeremiah, the Browns' supposed love affair with Manziel was "a total smokescreen."
"Their guy is Derek Carr," Jeremiah said, referring to the former Fresno State quarterback, adding that the Browns, who have the No. 4 pick in the draft, are likely to pass on a quarterback there and wait to take Carr with the No. 26 pick.
That the Browns and Raiders have reportedly dropped Manziel on their draft boards might turn out to be moot -- the Jaguars, who have the No. 3 pick, also are in the market for a quarterback, and three NFL Media analysts have them selecting Manziel in their latest mock drafts.
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