Robert Griffin III’s hard work has paid off as Cleveland Browns’ head coach, Hue Jackson has announced that he will be their starting quarterback when the NFL season kicks off. However, rumors are swirling if he would be able to make a difference for the Browns in the coming season.
Griffin signed a two-year, $15 million contract with the Cleveland Browns after he was released by the Washington Redskins in March. He stated that everything happened for a reason and noted that the lessons he learned will help him deliver for the Browns. Griffin thanked Jackson and the rest of the Browns for the trust given to him and he said that he will not waste such opportunity.
“There’s no sense of relief. You come out every day for an opportunity, thankful to a coach that believes in me. I’m thankful to my teammates that they believe in me. You just get ready for today’s practice, go out and get ready for Green Bay,” Griffin said.
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Griffin stated that he struggled with the Redskins last season, which demoted him to a third-stringer. But added that lessons he learned from that experience will be his motivation in the new responsibility that the Browns have placed upon his shoulder.
“It’s now on Robert to show the organization and our fans that this is the right decision. I’ve been crystal clear on what we expect from Robert. He fully understands the responsibility and I feel he is ready to handle this role,” Jackson said.
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With Griffin given the starting position, Josh McCown will slide as back up. In his 2015 season, McCown threw a total of 2,109 yards with 12 touchdowns and four interceptions in eight games.
Griffin knows he has been given the second chance to prove his potential. He should return the favor and give the Browns the winning momentum they have been waiting for.
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