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Robert Griffin III | Quarterback | #10

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 222
College: Baylor
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (2) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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.
Jun 16 - 7:53 PM

Browns coach Hue Jackson said Robert Griffin III is still "mastering the quarterback position."

"I’m not gonna say he’s raw, but he is still developing. And most young quarterbacks are still developing," Jackson said. "Mastery of how to play the position is the key to his success." Jackson praised Mike and Kyle Shanahan for creating an offense which played to Griffin's strengths as a rookie, but it sounds like Jackson expects RG3 to play a more traditional role in Cleveland. He struggled when put in that position in Washington, and his ability to ever develop into a pocket passer is questionable. If he wants Griffin to have success this year, Jackson needs to cater to his strengths.
Source: MMQB
Jun 9 - 11:51 AM

Browns coach Hue Jackson said Robert Griffin III had "glimpses of being extremely good" at OTAs.

The Browns aren't naming Griffin their starter coming out of OTAs, but it's his job to lose. "I'm seeing the improvement that I'm looking for," said Jackson. "We still have a little bit more that I need to see to feel confident in saying 'this is our guy.' He's made tremendous strides. It hasn't been perfect all the time, but it's been really good." Griffin has been taking the first-team reps ahead of Josh McCown and rookie Cody Kessler. He remains the odds-on favorite to start Week 1.
Jun 1 - 5:21 PM

Robert Griffin III said he is approaching the Browns' quarterback competition as if it is his job to lose.

"If they name you the starter, you’ve still got to go out there and work and beat out anybody that’s coming for your spot," Griffin said, "so the way I look at it is it is my spot and I have go out and defend that." Griffin's approach is probably not far from the reality of the situation. Although rookie Cody Kessler and Josh McCown should apply pressure all offseason, it would be surprising if Griffin is not the starter Week 1.
May 18 - 5:04 PM

Browns coach Hue Jackson said "it's too soon" to select a starting quarterback.

While there's no timeline for making a decision, Jackson did say the team will know who the starter is "way before we play." The Browns passed on Carson Wentz at the No. 2 pick, trading down to eighth and again to 15th where they selected Corey Coleman. That leaves Robert Griffin III as the odds-on favorite to start Week 1. Rookie Cody Kessler and veteran Josh McCown are also in the mix, though Cleveland will probably look to trade McCown if possible.
May 15 - 8:21 AM

Robert Griffin III called working with throwing guru Tom House this offseason a "really, really beneficial experience."

"You want to work with guys that have worked with the greats," said Griffin, referring to House's past work with Tom Brady and Drew Brees. "So I wanted to take on that challenge and challenge myself to be great and try to work with a guy that knows how to make that happen." With Jared Goff and Carson Wentz out of the picture, RG3 should open 2016 as the clear-cut starter in Cleveland. It's a golden opportunity for Griffin to right the ship after injuries and ineffectiveness derailed his time in Washington.
Apr 22 - 3:01 PM

Robert Griffin III said he is not bothered by having to earn the Browns' starting job.

"It doesn’t bother me at all because everything you obtain in this world is earned. It’s not given," he said. "So throughout my career, I’ve earned everything that I’ve gotten, and when things didn’t work out, it was my fault." Both Sashi Brown and Hue Jackson made it clear Griffin will not be given the starting job, but after Cleveland traded the No. 2 pick, it would be surprising if RG3 is not under center Week 1. Despite the trade, the Browns are still likely to draft a quarterback.
Apr 21 - 9:11 PM

Browns executive VP of football operations Sashi Brown said the addition of Robert Griffin III had "minimal" impact on the team's trade out of the No. 2 spot.

Brown went on to point out that Griffin hasn't even won the starting job yet. It's a reminder that Josh McCown is still in the house. RGIII is the heavy favorite to be under center Week 1, but there's a reason he got benched before the 2015 season even started. He needs a strong camp and preseason under creative offensive mind Hue Jackson.
Apr 21 - 10:49 AM

The Akron Beacon Journal reports Robert Griffin III has been given first-team reps in Browns voluntary practices, but that Josh McCown has received more.

It's not surprising after McCown started eight games for the Browns last season as Griffin remained glued to the bench in Washington. We would expect it to change as the offseason rolls on, however. That, of course, is provided the Browns don't select a quarterback at No. 2 overall.
Apr 19 - 5:55 PM

MMQB's Peter King believes the Browns "have thought seriously" about "bypassing a quarterback" with the No. 2 overall pick.

The Browns are reportedly "high" on Robert Griffin III, and their college quarterback of choice, Cal's Jared Goff, is likely to be taken by the Rams at No. 1. If that situation unfolds, the Browns could decide to wait until Day 2 to make a move at quarterback, but selecting a position player with the second-overall pick does not make much sense. If North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz does slip to No. 2, there will be plenty of teams interested in trading up. It would be surprising if the Browns did not either take a quarterback or trade down.
Source: MMQB
Apr 18 - 8:40 AM

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns are "not desperate" to take a quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick.

The Browns are reportedly "optimistic" about Robert Griffin III's chances and have a potential trade partner in the Eagles, who tried moving up to No. 1 overall before losing out to the Rams. The Plain Dealer suggests Cleveland may now seek to trade down, perhaps targeting Memphis' Paxton Lynch or Michigan State's Connor Cook as opposed to using the No. 2 pick on Jared Goff or Carson Wentz. Griffin is the heavy favorite to open Week 1 as the Browns' starter.
Apr 15 - 10:11 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Robert Griffin III
2Josh McCown
3Cody Kessler
4Austin Davis
RB1Isaiah Crowell
2Duke Johnson
3Glenn Winston
4Raheem Mostert
5Terrell Watson
GLB1Isaiah Crowell
2Duke Johnson
3RB1Duke Johnson
2Isaiah Crowell
FB1Malcolm Johnson
2Patrick Skov
WR11Corey Coleman
2Taylor Gabriel
3Terrelle Pryor
4Ricardo Louis
5Marlon Moore
WR21Andrew Hawkins
2Jordan Payton
3Rashard Higgins
4Rannell Hall
5Darius Jennings
WR31Taylor Gabriel
TE1Gary Barnidge
2E.J. Bibbs
3Randall Telfer
4Seth DeValve
5Connor Hamlett
LT1Joe Thomas
2Shon Coleman
3Erle Ladson
LG1Joel Bitonio
2Dan France
3Kaleb Johnson
C1Cameron Erving
2Garth Gerhart
3Mike Matthews
RG1John Greco
2Austin Pasztor
3Conor Boffeli
RT1Alvin Bailey
2Spencer Drango
3Michael Bowie
K1Travis Coons
2Patrick Murray