Cleveland Brown are making big moves at the Quarterback position. After signing Robert Griffin III to a two-year, $15 million contract on the off-season last year, the Browns has released 2013 NFL rookie of the Year.
According to the NFL Network, the Browns released the 27-year-old QB to avoid paying him a $750,000 roster bonus due Saturday.
On Thursday, the Browns acquired quarterback Brock Osweiler and his gigantuous $16 million salary (and draft picks) from the Texans, and now are attempting to flip Osweiler. That would leave Cody Kessler atop the depth chart at quarterback entering the NFL draft, in which the Browns own the No. 1 and No. 12 overall picks.
According to the NY Post “it’s an ungainly plummet by Griffin, the one-time Heisman Trophy winner, now out of a job for the second time in 14 months.”
Griffin has had injury problems since tearing up his knee in the playoffs for the Redskins following his debut season. He rushed back in 2013 and went 3-10. The following season, struggling again, he was benched in favor of Kirk Cousins, and he sat out the entire 2015 season.
In 2016 RG3 got injured in his first game for the Browns, then again on Christmas Eve and eventually being placed on injured reserve for the entire season 2016-2017 NFL season.