Ex-Redskins QB Robert Griffin III Visits the Cleveland Browns

Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports

When Robert Griffin III was ready to turn pro in 2012, the Cleveland Browns were interested in the former Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor.

The Browns of course didn’t land Griffin III like they might have hoped, but they now have the chance too after the Redskins cut Robert Griffin III to start off their free agency period.

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Browns are taking advantage of Griffin III being a free agent:

The Browns have been through a number of quarterbacks trying to find which one can lead their franchise with Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel being their most recent attempts. McCown was a journey man quarterback, so he likely couldn’t be the quarterback of the future, and as for Manziel, well, you know that story.

When it comes to the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns own the 2nd overall pick behind the Tennessee Titans. The quarterbacks available to draft are Carson Wentz, Jared Goff, Paxton Lynch, and Connor Cook. For the always rebuilding Browns, they might want to make sure they get it right when they decide between these QB’s and Griffin III.

In 2012, Griffin III won the Rookie of the Year Award over Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. Griffin III threw for 3,200 yards while rushing for 815 yards. He had a total of 27 touchdowns that year, but injuries have slowed down his career to this point.

Griffin III didn’t appear in a single game for the Redskins in 2015 while he watched Kirk Cousins have a career year as the teams 3rd string quarterback behind Cousins and Colt McCoy.

His last NFL season was in 2014 where he was limited to just nine games. He had a total of 1,870 all-purpose yards and 5 total touchdowns.

The Broncos and Jets are also the other teams that have been linked to Griffin III. Any of these three teams may be able to get Griffin III back on track in the NFL.


Subscribe to The Game Day Report for the latest sports news, offers, highlights, and exclusive content.

Join 189,600 other followers

About Tony Montalto (2001 Articles)
Twitter: @tony_montalto


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: