Robert Griffin III interested in playing for Jets
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 12, 2017,
Mar 12, 2017, 23:42
Even if New England doesn't budge, though, the Browns will move forward with Cody Kessler, Kevin Hogan and one of the perceived first-round picks in the draft, either North Carolina's Mitchell Trubisky, Clemson's Deshaun Watson or DeShone Kizer of Notre Dame.
RG3 was rookie of the year when he burst onto the scene in 2012, throwing for over 3000 yards and 20 TD's, as well as rushing for over 800 yards and 7 more TD's. He started the last 4 games of the season, but didn't do enough to keep his job with the Browns. He enjoyed the trip to Florham Park, the source said, and "would be up for" a return.
After a meteoric rise in Washington, Griffin's star came crashing down on account of a knee injury, and questions about his mental fortitude and leadership were raised. Now granted it was coming because of Savage getting injured, but he should have been more positive instead of going off like a baby about O'Brien only playing him because he needed him.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) throws a pass against the Carolina Panthers during the first quarter of an NFL football game on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. He was benched for Kirk Cousins in 2015, and released after the year.
But Griffin's inability to stay healthy and other, better options convinced the Browns he was not their long-term answer or worth hanging on to.
Griffin, however, left the Jets' facility without being offered a contract.
But the 26-year-old signal caller may not be in Cleveland for long. "Robert Griffin was a player we looked at, but our focus primarily is to get something worked out with Ryan. If we decide we want to follow it up [with Griffin], we'll pursue it down the road".
The Browns have the assets to make another deal for a quarterback or take one high in this year's draft. He already sounds like the prototypical Browns quarterback. He's a member of the Browns, but the Browns aren't opposed to trading him.
Despite needing to utilize eight different starting quarterbacks in the last three years, the club has had a franchise-record three-consecutive winning seasons and back-to-back playoff appearances for only the second time. He finished 27th in completion percentage last season and was tied for 25th with 16 interceptions.