Former Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is the newest member of the Cleveland Browns after signing a two-year deal worth $15 million on March 24. However, NFL rumors persist about the Browns drafting a QB in the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft.
Cleveland has the second overall selection in the draft and will likely pick Jared Goff from the University of California, per CBS Sports. The report noted that the length of RG3’s contract with Browns indicate the lack of confidence in him as their franchise quarterback.
According to ESPN, Griffin will be making a guaranteed $3.25 million this season to go along with a $3.5 million signing bonus. He is also set to earn up to $11 million in incentives as part of the two-year deal.
“This isn’t about me, to be honest with you. I just want to go out and help this team win football games. I believe in what Coach Hue is preaching. I believe in Pep Hamilton and what they plan to do,” RG3 said.
The 26-year-old QB also commented on the NFL rumors that the Browns are looking to draft someone who plays his position. Griffin said that if Cleveland drafts a quarterback, he is ready to compete and will gladly take the rookie under his guidance.
“I’m considered a vet now after four years in the league, and I’ve been through a lot more than a lot of guys go through in their entire career. I’ve got a lot of experience. I can help a young guy, but it’s not my focus,” he told USA Today.
As mentioned in a previous report, Browns new head coach Hue Jackson needed an athletic quarterback like RG3. However, Griffin is not known as a pocket passer that flourishes in Jackson’s offensive schemes.
He will have a few months to learn the offense and should hope that former Baylor teammate Josh Gordon will be reinstated back to the Browns next season. There is also the fact that RG3 needs to prove that he can stay healthy for an entire year.
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