Robert Griffin III is one of the most intriguing options for NFL teams looking for a quarterback. One of those teams is the Cleveland Browns, who has no clear-cut starting QB in the roster.
The Browns recently released Johnny Manziel while Josh McCown is still recovering from a collarbone injury. According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, RGIII visited Cleveland on Saturday to meet with Browns officials including new head coach, Hue Jackson.
Robert Griffin III met with the Browns today on an official visit, sources say. Now flying out of Cleveland but sounds like a good visit.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 19, 2016
“It was a great meeting. I think he’s obviously a tremendous talent and a great young man. He had a lot of success early in Washington and then things just didn’t work out. Those things happen in the National Football League.,” Jackson told NFL Media.
The Browns coach added that the team is working very hard to find the right quarterback. He also mentioned that it is his biggest responsibility while the organization is in full support. The Browns seem to be very interested in officially bringing the 2012 second overall pick to Cleveland.
A source told NBC Sports that team officials are making calls to people close to RGIII. The Browns are reportedly trying to more about his personality on and off the field.
Josh Hill of FanSided noted in his report that Griffin signing with Cleveland is a win-win situation for the 26-year-old playmaker. Jackson’s offense is in need of an athletic quarterback, someone like RGIII.
If he can realize his potential and stay healthy, he’ll be treated as a hero of the city. And if he fails, most people will blame the Browns organization because of their reputation for failed quarterbacks.
On the other hand, Jackson also told NFL Media his side regarding the rumors that the team is looking to trade for San Francisco 49ers QB, Colin Kaepernick. “I can’t comment on players on other teams. But it is where it is and eventually I think all those things will show itself,” the Browns coach said.
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