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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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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

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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

Former Redskins coach Mike Shanahan believes incorporating read-option and play-action into the offense will be the key to Robert Griffin III's success in Cleveland.

Shanahan and RG3 butted heads in Washington, but it appears the two have mended fences. Griffin recently called Shanahan to thank him for recommending him to Rams coach Jeff Fisher, even though he didn't sign with Los Angeles. "There's no way that this guy can't be successful if he goes back with the mindset he had as a rookie," said Shanahan. "He was able to take advantage of play-action and do things that no other quarterback has been able to do." Shanahan said the decision to move from a pistol, zone-read attack to a more conventional offense in 2013 was Griffin's choice, not his. It will be interesting to see what schemes the Browns come up with for RG3, though his best chance for success will probably come in an offense that heavily emphasizes play-action.
Apr 1 - 3:56 PM

Robert Griffin III is owed a $750,000 roster bonus on the third day of the 2017 league year.

The bonus will force the Browns to make an early decision next offseason. It will cost the Browns just $1.75 million in dead money to cut Griffin after this season, meaning his deal is really a one-year, $6.75 million audition. The deal also includes a $46,875 bonus for every game he is on the active roster over the life of the contract.
Source: Spotrac
Mar 28 - 10:07 AM

Robert Griffin III will work with quarterback expert Tom House this offseason.

We must be approaching the record for most RG3 blurbs in one day. House is a close associate of Browns coach Hue Jackson and has worked with many of the game's top signal callers including Tom Brady, Andy Dalton and Carson Palmer. Griffin III wants to brush up on his mechanics after being benched for the entire 2015 season. RG3 exploded onto the scene with a monster rookie year in 2012 but was exposed after a knee injury forced him to spend more time in the pocket. This summer he'll be competing with whichever quarterback the Browns inevitably draft with the No. 2 pick.
Mar 25 - 5:37 PM

NFL Network's Albert Breer reports the Browns haven't promised Robert Griffin III anything in regards to playing time.

Breer confirmed Cleveland is still likely to select either Carson Wentz or Jared Goff with the No. 2 overall pick, which means Griffin III will have to beat one of them for the starting job. The Browns are going to collect as many quarterbacks as possible and see what sticks. While RG3's large salary would suggest a major role, his performance at OTAs and training camp will determine that. Breer noted Griffin hasn't always meshed with demanding coaches and Hue Jackson certainly fits that mold. RG3 will obviously be one of the big stories to watch this offseason but it's anyone's guess if he'll be relevant in fantasy.
Mar 25 - 3:41 PM

According to Mike Klis of 9 News Denver, the Broncos considered Robert Griffin III but chose not to seriously pursue him because of character concerns.

Griffin III would have jumped at the opportunity to play for the team he grew up rooting for. GM John Elway made a few phone calls about RG3 but ultimately decided he wasn't a good fit. Griffin III's highly publicized fallout with former coach Mike Shanahan made Elway's decision that much easier. The Broncos are still hoping to land Colin Kaepernick in a trade, but until that happens, Mark Sanchez will sit atop Denver's quarterback depth chart.
Mar 25 - 2:49 PM's Jeff Darlington reports Browns coach Hue Jackson came away extremely impressed with Robert Griffin III following his free agent workout.

Per Darlington, Jackson told a group of Browns executives that it felt like "the Earth moved beneath my feet" after watching RGIII "rolled out in a full sprint to throw a pass." Jackson reportedly called Griffin's accuracy in passing drills "freakish," and was "awed" in general. We don't doubt Griffin is still a freak of nature in shorts and t-shirts, but it wasn't just personal animus that got him benched in Washington. Along with the injuries he suffered, RGIII's on-field performance completely collapsed, bottoming out in a hard-to-watch preseason last summer. RGIII's natural gifts are rare in the history of football, but there's a lot standing between him and even resembling his elite rookie form.
Mar 24 - 3:41 PM

Robert Griffin III's two-year deal with the Browns is worth $15 million, and includes $6.75 million guaranteed.

It's perhaps a little more money than expected, but similar to what Chase Daniel got from the Eagles. Griffin can make an additional $3.5 million per year through incentives tied to playing time and performance. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Browns are still fully expected to select a quarterback in the draft. Griffin will probably make starts this season, but not necessarily in Week 1.
Mar 24 - 1:38 PM

Browns signed Robert Griffin III, formerly of the Redskins, to a two-year contract.

This deal has been coming for quite some time. Coach Hue Jackson said the two sides had a "great meeting" during Griffin's visit with the team last week and called him a "tremendous talent." Jackson told Griffin during his visit he may have to compete with a highly-drafted rookie, so this signing will not stop the Browns from drafting either Cal QB Jared Goff or North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz with the No. 2 overall pick. Griffin has as much upside as both quarterbacks and is still only 26. It is not out of the question he holds off a talented rookie for the starting job. The former rookie of the year has not started a game since 2014.
Mar 24 - 12:32 PM

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports the "prevailing opinion" at the NFL Owners Meetings is free agent Robert Griffin III will sign with the Browns.

Per Glazer, "most" people around the league expect RG3 to land in the NFL's Factory of Sadness. Assuming Griffin comes at reasonable cost -- he almost certainly will -- he makes sense as a flyer-type pickup for the annually rebuilding Browns. A la the NBA's 76ers, the Browns have little hope of competing in the near term and appear willing to take chances on players with theoretical talent so long as they come with minimal risk. Griffin is still only 26 years old, and by far the best theoretical talent remaining on the free agent quarterback market.
Mar 23 - 7:06 AM

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QB1Robert Griffin III
2Josh McCown
3Cody Kessler
4Austin Davis
5Connor Shaw
RB1Isaiah Crowell
2Duke Johnson
3Glenn Winston
4Raheem Mostert
5Terrell Watson
GLB1Isaiah Crowell
2Duke Johnson
3RB1Duke Johnson
2Isaiah Crowell
FB1Malcolm Johnson
WR11Corey Coleman
2Taylor Gabriel
3Terrelle Pryor
4Rashard Higgins
5Marlon Moore
WR21Brian Hartline
2Andrew Hawkins
3Ricardo Louis
4Jordan Payton
5Rannell Hall
WR31Andrew Hawkins
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
RG1John Greco
2Austin Pasztor
3Conor Boffeli
RT1Alvin Bailey
2Spencer Drango
3Michael Bowie
K1Travis Coons
2Brad Craddock