Today, the Cleveland Browns added RGIII to a weak quarterback group that includes Josh McCown, Austin Davis, Connor Shaw, and Pat Develin. Now, there are rumors out there that say that McCown is on the trading block and that could be true with the Broncos and Jets looking for additional signal callers. Now, according to NFL Network, RGIII will slot into the number one slot on the depth chart if everything goes to plan. In addition, this is a two-year deal worth $15 mil, with a signing bonus of $3.5 mil and $6.75 mil in total guarantees, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports.
Meanwhile, the former Baylor product is trying to fix his career after a huge saga in Washington. He had a great rookie season in 2012 and had an up and down 2013 campaign, then in 2014, he was one of the worst graded quarterbacks that season. Lastly in 2015, he did not even play a snap. Overall, his Redskins’ tenure was not bad as portrait by the television and media. He was on bad teams except for his rookie year and finished with a win-loss record of 14-21 in 37 games (35 starts) while throwing for 8097 yards for 40 touchdowns and 23 interceptions with a completion percentage of 63.9. To conclude his Redskins’ years, he also ran the ball for 1480 yards and some of those carries resulted in 8 touchdowns.
Furthermore, he gets a fresh start in Cleveland, but one thing that already hurts the 26-year-old quarterback is that the Browns let go of some of their better offensive starters in Alex Mack, Travis Benjamin, and Mitchell Schwartz. Those were three key players in their lineup. The Browns will need to pick up some offensive linemen and wide receivers to help the young signal caller and for potential first round pick Carson Wentz or Jared Goff.
Finally, with Robert Griffin III coming over to the Dawg Pound as a potential stop-gap like player, it has raised concerns from fans on what they will do with the second overall pick of this year’s draft. I think they should still take Carson Wentz due to the fact that he is the best quarterback in the draft by having all the tools to play at the NFL level, plus the familiarity of playing already in a Pro-Style offense and that he will need time grooming behind a veteran quarterback by lacking the competition level that Goff has faced, which is quite concerning to others around the league and that would require him to learn NFL defenses and catch up to speed with the fastest level of the game of football.