Praising Manziel as an "exciting, electric" player, Farmer also told reporters on Monday: "He's different."
"He's not the quintessential guy who everybody points to and says, 'This is how you would draw it up; this is the packaging you want,'" said Farmer, per the Akron Beacon Journal. "That speaks to a lot of what Johnny has been his entire life, (which) is different. It's not how you think about playing the position and being effective from the pocket."
Cleveland's front office was seen as obsessed with Manziel when former general manager Michael Lombardi was in charge, but Farmer has been rumored to desire a more prototypical passer.
Still, Farmer, who met with Manziel last week, called the latter a "good young man," telling reporters: "I don't think I have any reservations with who Johnny is."
More from Cleveland's top decision-maker:
- Farmer gushed over Sammy Watkins, dismissing concerns about the Clemson wide receiver's size -- he's 6-foot-1 -- and calling his potential on-field impact "big, big. Ginormous." Asked if he could see Watkins in a Browns uniform, Farmer waxed poetic, saying: "Saddle him on the other side of Josh Gordon and ... Wow."