Jun. 27, 2016
RG-CLE: Embattled QB to sign with Browns for 2 years
The Cleveland Browns had been very quiet during an offseason where personnel upgrades were their largest acquisitions. Analytics man Paul DePodesta (of Moneyball fame) brought hype and hope. Hue Jackson was brought in as coach.
Now, the Browns will get another mobile QB in Robert Griffin III. The deal is actually for quite a large sum: reportedly 2 years, $15 million total, with $6.75 million guaranteed. Head coach Hue Jackson has already said that RGIII must be prepared to compete with a QB they draft, but that kind of money says something else. It's more likely that the 2 years buys time for whichever QB they draft to be groomed.
Things may be turning around for Cleveland, and RGIII may get to thrive in a different system; a change of scenery can always bring some good.