Robert Griffin III signs with Cleveland Browns

The Browns have signed free-agent quarterback Robert Griffin III, who hasn't been the same since his dazzling rookie season in Washington.

Former Washington quarterback missed 2015 season with injuries

Free agent quarterback Robert Griffin III, who sat out all of the 2015 season after starting for the Washington Redskins, has signed a contract with the Cleveland Browns. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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.


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. 

With files from CBC Sports

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