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After an uneventful 2015 season where 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III never appeared in a game, the former Heisman Award winner has signed a two-year deal with the Cleveland Browns. The deal is worth $15 million with $3.25 million guaranteed. With incentives, the deal could be worth up to $22 million.
This move could prove to be an outstanding addition if Griffin is able to stay healthy and play to his abilities, as he has proven throughout his career that he can be one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL.
Unfortunately for both Griffin and the Browns, it has been quite a while since anyone has seen a healthy “RGIII”, as he only played nine games in 2014, the last season in which he saw time as a starter for the Washington Redskins.
With the addition of Griffin, one must wonder what the Browns will do with veteran quarterback Josh McCown, as he still has two more years on his contract. The expectation is that the Browns will place him on the trading block, and will try to acquire something in exchange for the 36 year old quarterback.
Another question that arises is what the Browns will do in the NFL Draft, as they currently hold the second overall pick. With that pick, the common perception is that they will select a quarterback, with both North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz and Cal’s Jared Goff as the top options in this year’s draft.
Only time will tell what the Browns will do, and as of now, they have a quarterback that they are hoping can be a solid starter for them in the 2016 season.