Robert Griffin III signs with Cleveland Browns
Former Washington quarterback missed 2015 season with injuries
The Browns have signed free-agent quarterback Robert Griffin III, who hasn't been the same since his dazzling rookie season in Washington.
Griffin didn't play a snap in 2015 and was recently released by the Redskins. The Browns met with RG3 last week and will now give him a chance to resurrect his career and win their starting job.
Cleveland has started 24 quarterbacks since 1999, and fans couldn't resist having a little fun with the news on social media.
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Browns?src=hash">#Browns</a> should do a QB jersey buyback program. Got tired of looking this stuff up every year so made this sheet <a href="https://t.co/AApv56LeFC">pic.twitter.com/AApv56LeFC</a>—@RuiterWrongFAN
It's already happening. 😂😂😂 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Browns?src=hash">#Browns</a> <a href="https://t.co/8bFJ3YlmWv">pic.twitter.com/8bFJ3YlmWv</a>—@Steel_Curtain4
Cleveland is also expected to take a quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft. That rookie — possibly California's Jared Goff or North Dakota State's Carson Wentz — will compete with Griffin, the second selection in 2012. The Browns attended Wentz's pro day Thursday.
A dual threat with his arm and legs, Griffin led the Redskins to the NFC East title in his first season before seriously injuring a knee in the playoffs.
Excited to Join the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DAWGPOUND?src=hash">#DAWGPOUND</a><br>LET'S GO!!!!! <a href="https://t.co/ZbWNGmALEd">pic.twitter.com/ZbWNGmALEd</a>—@RGIII
With files from CBC Sports