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Robert Griffin III | Quarterback | #10

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 218
College: Baylor
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (2) / WAS
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Browns coach Hue Jackson said his starters will play in the preseason finale Thursday.
Teams usually rest their starters in the final preseason game, but several coaches have decided to break that mold this year. "I feel comfortable that we need to play our starters on both sides of the ball," Jackson said. "We need to get better as a football team as we continue to move forward." It is unlikely a quarter of football against backups will spark a bottom-five roster to a winning season, but it is worth a shot. Aug 30 - 10:36 AM

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Robert Griffin III completed 8-of-14 passes for 119 yards and one touchdown in the Browns' third preseason game Friday night.

The Bucs field one of the least-inspiring pass-rush groups in the league, but they recorded five sacks on RGIII in the first half, while knocking him down a number of other times. They especially got after the quarterback on third down, as coach Hue Jackson dialed up a lot of long-developing plays only to see his offensive line not hold its blocks. RGIII finished on a high note, however, hitting Josh Gordon deep for a 43-yard touchdown. Gordon did all the work, manhandling pint-sized CB Brent Grimes and adjusting to the ball in the air. Last week, RGIII looked phenomenal. Tonight, he was pummeled. The inconsistency is what keeps him a boom-or-bust QB2.
Aug 26 - 9:45 PM

Robert Griffin III completed 6-of-8 passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns in the Browns' second preseason game against the Falcons.

He also managed 36 rushing yards on three scrambles. It couldn't have been a better night for RGIII. Early in the first quarter, Griffin uncorked a deep ball to Terrelle Pryor down the right sideline, and Pryor ran right by Falcons Pro Bowl LCB Desmond Trufant to haul in the 50-yard score. Later in the half, RGIII hit Gary Barnidge in stride on an out-and-up route in the front right corner of the end zone on a perfectly-placed ball. Griffin dropped dimes Thursday night. If he gets his confidence back, he'll offer some serious week-to-week streaming upside.
Aug 18 - 9:32 PM

Robert Griffin III completed 4-of-8 passes for 67 yards and an interception in the Browns' preseason opener.

Griffin started his Browns career with a bang, throwing a beautiful ball to Terrelle Pryor deep down the right sideline for a 49-yard gain on his first offensive play. Griffin also converted a third down to Pryor later in the same drive, but a questionable decision and interception ended what looked like a solid scoring chance. Despite missing most of his playmakers and facing pressure on almost every dropback, Griffin put together a solid debut. He will look to build on the performance next week against the Falcons.
Aug 12 - 8:55 PM

Browns coach Hue Jackson said Monday he's "tickled pink" by Robert Griffin III's upside this season.

The Browns have armed RG3 with quietly impressive weapons and set him up for success as best they can. They drafted Corey Coleman, locked up Gary Barnidge, return Duke Johnson and one of the league's more underrated offensive lines, and are expected to get back Josh Gordon in Week 5. Currently not being selected in most fantasy drafts, Griffin could become an intriguing in-season streamer.
Aug 8 - 5:47 PM

Browns coach Hue Jackson announced Robert Griffin III will be the starting quarterback to open the season.

"It's time. Robert has earned the right to be named the starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns," Jackson said. "Throughout this process, he has gained the respect from his teammates, the coaching staff and the entire organization that is necessary for him to lead our offense and really the entire team." This has been a foregone conclusion since the spring, but announcing the decision this early is risky. If Griffin face-plants during the preseason, Jackson could face pressure to bench the former phenom. Even with Griffin as the clear starter, the Browns may look to keep Josh McCown around as insurance.
Aug 8 - 9:27 AM

ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi expects the Browns to name Robert Griffin III their Week 1 starter "early in the week."

The Browns begin preparing for their preseason opener on Monday, at which point Grossi expects coach Hue Jackson to name Griffin the starter. Griffin and Corey Coleman shined in Friday night's intrasquad scrimmage, toasting the Browns' defense on vertical bombs. Jackson also praised RG3 for "protecting the football," a critical attribute in Jackson's run-first, ball-control offense.
Aug 6 - 9:56 AM

Robert Griffin III received all the first-team snaps at Friday's practice.

It's not exactly a surprising development. Despite Hue Jackson's reluctance to fully commit to him, Griffin is the clear frontrunner for Cleveland's starting quarterback job. Josh McCown worked with the twos on Friday. Unless Griffin gets hurt or completely unravels (which isn't out of the question), the former Redskin should be Cleveland's Week 1 starter.
Jul 29 - 5:49 PM

Coach Hue Jackson expects to name his starting quarterback before the first preseason game.

Spoiler Alert: It will be Robert Griffin III, who is expected to get the vast majority of first-team reps despite reportedly being outplayed by Josh McCown during the offseason program. With Griffin seemingly locked in as the starter, the Browns could look to trade McCown during camp.
Jul 28 - 12:28 PM

Speaking on PFT Live, ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi said the Browns' quarterback battle is "not an open competition."

Grossi said Robert Griffin III will get four out of five reps with the first-team offense. Coach Hue Jackson has refused to name Griffin the starter heading into camp, but it appears the job is all but sewn up. If third-rounder Cody Kessler shows well enough to earn the backup job, the Browns could trade Josh McCown in camp.
Jul 26 - 9:43 AM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot reports Robert Griffin III "had his ups and downs" during the offseason program.

That has been the general consensus among beat reporters. While Griffin was reportedly "coachable" and willing to work on his deficiencies, he also struggled with the scheme and accuracy. Despite the lackluster spring, Cabot thinks the "odds are very, very high" Griffin opens the season as the starter. If his struggles continue into camp, however, it is possible Josh McCown pushes him for the job.
Jul 11 - 12:54 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot believes the "odds are very, very high" Robert Griffin III opens the season as the Browns' starting quarterback.

Cabot added coach Hue Jackson is "all in" on Griffin and is "riding him hard" during practice. Despite what has reportedly been a lackluster spring for Griffin, it sounds like the coaching staff is still squarely in his corner. It would be surprising if he is not the starter Week 1.
Jun 30 - 9:28 AM

ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi calls Robert Griffin III's offseason "underwhelming."

Grossi did add that RGIII has looked "very healthy," and "physically like the old Robert Griffin." Grossi's words come 11 days after ESPN's Pat McManamon said Griffin's Browns tenure has thus far lacked for "wow" moments. The offseason is where molehills become mountains, but it's certainly eyebrow raising when a player with Griffin's physical gifts doesn't light up padless practices.
Jun 27 - 3:39 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Terry Pluto reports Robert Griffin III has been "coachable" this spring.

Pluto reports Griffin has at times battled impatience about the speed of his development, but he has been willing to work with the coaching staff. That is good considering the lackluster reports about his performance coming out of minicamp and coach Hue Jackson's assertion that Griffin is still "mastering the quarterback position." Griffin has undeniable upside, but his range of outcomes is as wide as any quarterback in the league this season.
Jun 25 - 9:34 AM

ESPN Browns reporter Pat McManamon says Robert Griffin III lacked for "wow" moments this offseason, and was highly inconsistent.

McManamon says "for every good throw Griffin executed, he had a bad one." It meshes with coach Hue Jackson's recent statement that RGIII is still "mastering the quarterback position." Griffin's fundamentals were in ruins by the time he was banished to the bench in Washington. His career won't get back on track if he can't master at least some of the little things.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 16 - 7:53 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Robert Griffin III
2Josh McCown
3Cody Kessler
RB1Isaiah Crowell
2Duke Johnson
3Terrell Watson
4Raheem Mostert
5Rajion Neal
GLB1Isaiah Crowell
2Duke Johnson
3RB1Duke Johnson
2Isaiah Crowell
FB1Malcolm Johnson
WR11Corey Coleman
2Andrew Hawkins
3Taylor Gabriel
4Ricardo Louis
5Marlon Moore
WR21Terrelle Pryor
2Rashard Higgins
3Jordan Payton
4Darius Jennings
5Josh Gordon
WR31Andrew Hawkins
TE1Gary Barnidge
2Connor Hamlett
3Randall Telfer
4Seth DeValve
5J.P. Holtz
LT1Joe Thomas
2Shon Coleman
LG1Joel Bitonio
2Dan France
C1Cameron Erving
2Garth Gerhart
3Mike Matthews
RG1John Greco
2Kaleb Johnson
RT1Austin Pasztor
2Alvin Bailey
3Spencer Drango
K1Patrick Murray