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RGIII gets $6.75 million guaranteed on two-year deal

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The Browns and quarterback Robert Griffin III have agreed to a deal that includes $6.75 million guaranteed.

Via multiple reports, it’s a two-year contract that has a $3.5 million signing bonus, $6.75 million guaranteed, a base value of $15 million and a maximum value with performance incentives of $22 million.

Is that a good deal? It depends on your perspective. It’s better than the contract the Browns’ incumbent starter, Josh McCown, has. So that strongly suggests that the Browns see Griffin as a replacement for McCown, and McCown is likely on the way out.

But it’s nothing remotely close to the deals that quarterbacks like Sam Bradford and Brock Osweiler have received this offseason, and it’s not even as good as the contract that Chase Daniel — who has started all of two games in his career — got from the Eagles.

Which means that if the Browns decide that a quarterback like Carson Wentz or Jared Goff is the right choice with the second overall pick in next month’s NFL draft, they can make that pick their franchise quarterback of the future. Griffin may be the Browns’ Week One starter for 2016, but they’re not married to him for the long haul.

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  1. jimmysee says: Mar 24, 2016 2:12 PM

    Wow! The Browns are like the Grand Hotel (Greta Garbo – 1932) — One checks out (Manziel, in this case); one checks in (RGIII)!

  2. theclebrowns says: Mar 24, 2016 2:13 PM

    I’m down with that.

  3. remstar10 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:14 PM

    Really hope he does well. Good luck man!

  4. brianc34 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:15 PM

    Good for him. I know he seems like a diva, but I think he has a coach that wants him. When he had that before, Baylor and Shannahan, he was successful. I think he has an opportunity to turn it around and I think Hue Jackson can make that happen.

  5. jmagnet28 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:15 PM

    Ahh the Cleveland Browns. So glad I have you in my life.

  6. Johnny Drunk says: Mar 24, 2016 2:15 PM

    burfict is going to retire RG3.

  7. swashbucklin says: Mar 24, 2016 2:15 PM

    Welcome to the AFC north, may the underachieving continue

  8. logicalvoicepft says: Mar 24, 2016 2:16 PM

    Cleveland OHIO – Home to the best Basketball player and Football player on the planet in James and RGIII. Washington should complete the trifecta and trade Bryce to the Indians. I congragulate the Cleveland Browns. March 24, 2016 – The day the Browns shed the factory of sadness label and become SUPER BOWL CONTENDERS with the Best pure QUARTERBACK in professional football. Robert Griffin gets it, is it and the flagship player.Your jersey may now say Browns but you will always be a Washington REDSKINS to me buddy. No bigger fan in the world than yours truly. I sincerely hope our paths dont meet in the Superbowl because I have ZERO doubt you will out perform and EMBARRASS Kirk the Snake Cousins. Thank you ROBERT GRIFFIN the Perfect QB for the memories.

  9. newsletterczar says: Mar 24, 2016 2:16 PM

    I am a big believer in second or even third chances; seeing as how RG III had a second chance with Jay Gruden (after the Shanahan family) then I guess this is number 3. I Hue Jackson called Jay I would love to see the transcription of that phone call.

  10. kingpel says: Mar 24, 2016 2:16 PM

    No way he survives six games against the Steelers, Bengals and Ravens.

  11. bertyboz says: Mar 24, 2016 2:16 PM

    Now that RG3 is a Brown, does this make him Robert Griffin the Turd?

  12. nhpats says: Mar 24, 2016 2:17 PM

    The Bengals should have picked this guy up when they had a chance. Looks like they are staying with Dalton. Oh well, no playoff wins for another year….

  13. pftbro says: Mar 24, 2016 2:17 PM

    The Browns may have scored on this deal…timing is everything in life.

  14. petezjunior says: Mar 24, 2016 2:17 PM

    Wentz is supposedly somewhat “raw” because he played at a small school. Hopefully the Browns still draft the guy and have him sit a couple years. I think RGIII went to a good situation with a great coordinator. Hopefully this shines a light in a dark cave that is the Browns organization.

  15. thun5der says: Mar 24, 2016 2:17 PM

    Bob Griffin is AT BEST a backup in this league, which is why he basically just signed for 2nd string money. If the Browns don’t draft a QB with their high pick then they are still the Browns. Griffin is just a body until the rookie is ready.

  16. pencilmonkeymagic says: Mar 24, 2016 2:17 PM

    Contract paying the player buttons and no picks exchanged?

    Browns Front Office doing a sensible deal? It’s the end of times, I tell you.

    (I’d like to see it work out. About time the Browns had some good luck)

  17. Seprix says: Mar 24, 2016 2:17 PM

    It’s not the worst deal ever. RG3 didn’t get grabbed for 3 first rounders this time, so there shouldn’t be so much pressure on him to deliver. But again, it’s the Browns, the NFL’s biggest circus, with Haslam as the ringleader. We’ll see.

  18. joemammy says: Mar 24, 2016 2:18 PM

    “Griffin throws over the middle to Gordon….touchdown, Browns!!!

    Get used to it, yinzers…

  19. zoellner25 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:20 PM

    Ryan Clady says “Huh?”

  20. patswhatsup says: Mar 24, 2016 2:20 PM

    I guess it’s not that bad of a deal if he stays healthy. Salary cap is up and how much cap space do the Browns have? There’s a requirement to use it this year correct?

  21. logicalvoicepft says: Mar 24, 2016 2:20 PM

    NFC North Standings
    Browns 11-5
    Steelers 9-7
    Bengals 8-8
    The other team in MD 5-11

  22. cakesw says: Mar 24, 2016 2:20 PM

    I can’t believe it…

    The Cleveland Browns actually did something SMART…

    RGIII is going to get murdered… they know it, we all know it…

    However, he will put butts in seats… nobody pays money to see Josh McCown.

    The Contract is team friendly…

    The Browns are awful, signing a human sacrifice, who can attract fans like RGIII was actually a good move…

    Now they just need to draft a QB #2 overall, and let him watch the train wreck for a year.

  23. teejayss says: Mar 24, 2016 2:20 PM

    browns..LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLAAAHHHAAAAHAAAAHAAALMAOLMAOLMAO!!!! rg3?!?!?

  24. DrSteveBrule says: Mar 24, 2016 2:21 PM

    Now the league needs to let Josh Gordon back. He’s served his punishment and other current players have done a lot worse.

  25. lanflfan says: Mar 24, 2016 2:21 PM

    PT Barnum is right. Again.

  26. themage78 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:21 PM

    Everyone else wants out of Cleveland, but he is getting in. Means he didn’t have many options.

  27. hahalolrofl says: Mar 24, 2016 2:21 PM

    Thank you!!!

    -broncos fan

  28. reddzen says: Mar 24, 2016 2:22 PM

    I don’t mean to be difficult but if the Browns stood for one thing this offseason it’s the George Costanza rule – do everything the opposite of how we have done it before. And in their case, maybe do everything the opposite of everything else.

    RG3 could have gotten an amazing contract. So have the likes of Scott Mitchell, Matt Schaub, That Flynn Guy No One Knows About Anymore. Or say, Flacco (he is not a $100 million QB). This contract says to me – prove yourself. They can always re-negotiate and more important…they always do. You’re rating the quality of a deal on something that is so passe, hasn’t really worked in 20, 30 years. And considering yourself smart for the analysis. Why not look at the potential future.

  29. cjpom664 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:22 PM

    Strategic moves by the Browns? Pretending they’re not interested in Goff so that no one leapfrogs them and trades with Tennessee for the number one pick?

    Nahhh that would be too smart for the Factory of Sadness.

  30. ravenousravenousrhinos says: Mar 24, 2016 2:23 PM

    Doesn’t he remember where all his knee problems started???

  31. TS Johnson says: Mar 24, 2016 2:24 PM

    Eh it’s good for both sides. It’s only two years. He returns to form, he’s looking and 18-20 million deal at the end of the two years.

    He’s got a good )almost) 7 extra mil in his bank account and he’s with a coach who knows how to rehabilitate stuggling QBs.

    Too bad this deal was signed AFTER they lost so many players.

  32. escapedconvict says: Mar 24, 2016 2:25 PM

    Put that money in a savings account, Bob – it may very well be the last money you make in the NFL.

  33. cymbaline6 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:27 PM

    I may be alone, but I think they’re idiots if they get rid of McCown. He is clearly not a long term solution, but he’s decent in the short term, and more importantly he’s the kind of mentor that RGIII needs.

    One of RGIII’s biggest downfalls in Washington – if not his biggest – was his me-first, egocentric attitude. McCown is the polar opposite of that, and might just be the right guy to help RGIII turn into a team-first player. Ditching McCown now that RGIII is on the team might make roster sense, but I don’t think it’s a smart move for the team.

  34. domedaddy says: Mar 24, 2016 2:27 PM

    As always, give it up for da Clowns!!!

  35. onereasonableman says: Mar 24, 2016 2:27 PM

    Not a bad risk for the Browns at all. Heck, it is less guaranteed money than Dwayne Bowe received!

    If it works, great. If it doesn’t, no big whoop.

  36. kev86 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:27 PM

    low risk, high reward.

    considering the QB pool, not a bad move.

    QB’s are a commodity and they got RGIII cheap.

  37. mrphelps01 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:28 PM

    RGMe looked absolutely shell shocked every time he dropped back to pass. Like he couldn’t decipher what he was seeing.

    Why is it that all these historically terrible franchises make one mistake after another?

  38. infectorman says: Mar 24, 2016 2:28 PM

    Browns- Superbowl Contenders?

    2 words:

    Ba HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!

    #RGmeeee1
    #RGIII and out

  39. marader78 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:28 PM

    not a huge fan of RGIII, but as a Raider fan I know what HueJax can do with an offense. If anyone can turn RGIII into a great QB its him… good luck to both of them

  40. jag1959 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:29 PM

    Was waiting on the terms to decide whether this was a decent move for both sides. Now that we see them it looks like it is. Minimal risk for both player and team with plenty of room for upside in the event it goes well.

    lol, illogicalvoice “…the Best pure QUARTERBACK in professional football.” The rest of us apparently have a very different definition of pure QB

  41. bjwbrown2011 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:29 PM

    Two year deal makes sense from both sides.

    If RG3 shows promise he can get a new contract quickly, if he flames out the Browns can either cut him or leave him as a well paid backup in 2017.

  42. magnumpimustache says: Mar 24, 2016 2:29 PM

    30 million for 3 years?

    Even losers can be winners

  43. keys2heat says: Mar 24, 2016 2:29 PM

    Hail to the Redskins forever liberal lemmings.

  44. feckyerlife says: Mar 24, 2016 2:30 PM

    You do realize LBME has been leaving a lot of hints that he is leaving cleveland after this season

    logicalvoicepft says:
    Mar 24, 2016 2:16 PM

    Cleveland OHIO – Home to the best Basketball player and Football player on the planet in James and RGIII. Washington should complete the trifecta and trade Bryce to the Indians. I congragulate the Cleveland Browns. March 24, 2016 – The day the Browns shed the factory of sadness label and become SUPER BOWL CONTENDERS with the Best pure QUARTERBACK in professional football. Robert Griffin gets it, is it and the flagship player.Your jersey may now say Browns but you will always be a Washington REDSKINS to me buddy. No bigger fan in the world than yours truly. I sincerely hope our paths dont meet in the Superbowl because I have ZERO doubt you will out perform and EMBARRASS Kirk the Snake Cousins. Thank you ROBERT GRIFFIN the Perfect QB for the memories.

  45. Pftsliberalagenda says: Mar 24, 2016 2:31 PM

    Logical is the man. Love his stuff

  46. retinaseye says: Mar 24, 2016 2:32 PM

    I do think this is a good deal for the Cleveland Browns. I also agree with the assumption that they are going to release McCown. All of this fits with the overall picture that I am seeing; this is a team that is attempting to put together a fresh roster by allowing those who are not committed to leave and to clean the slate as much as possible. This is how data analysis works in sports. If you look at the teams in baseball that started using this system, they always did the same thing. They allowed those to leave who were uncommitted to the team and put together a roster using what they have along with what they picked up to fill in the gaps. This team is, for the first time in several years, really attempting to put together a foundation group that can give them the chance to develop and grow. Again, save your quick snips and negativity for later in the year. This is going to be a fascinating season to watch for them. If they continue to choose wisely and get smart picks in the draft, they are going to have a team you haven’t seen before. Even if they have a poor year, you will be able to say they truly attempted to put something cohesive together this year.

  47. jonathankrobinson424 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:32 PM

    ……..I know in the media the Browns have SAID they’ve turned over a new leaf, BUT, man, this is just A-typical of them. Another poor player acquisition. Why do they keep inviting themselves to endless & negative criticism? He’s NOT worth it.

  48. beerbudsnbevo says: Mar 24, 2016 2:33 PM

    logicalvoicepft says:
    Mar 24, 2016 2:16 PM

    Cleveland OHIO – Home to the best Basketball player and Football player on the planet in James and RGIII. Washington should complete the trifecta and trade Bryce to the Indians. I congragulate the Cleveland Browns. March 24, 2016 – The day the Browns shed the factory of sadness label and become SUPER BOWL CONTENDERS with the Best pure QUARTERBACK in professional football. Robert Griffin gets it, is it and the flagship player.Your jersey may now say Browns but you will always be a Washington REDSKINS to me buddy. No bigger fan in the world than yours truly. I sincerely hope our paths dont meet in the Superbowl because I have ZERO doubt you will out perform and EMBARRASS Kirk the Snake Cousins. Thank you ROBERT GRIFFIN the Perfect QB for the memories.

    *******************************

    Please tell me this dude doesn’t vote…

  49. doe22us says: Mar 24, 2016 2:34 PM

    It depends on who you ask, definitely better than the contract Farmer guy gave D. Bowe from the Browns perspective. Also it is a phenomenal contract from Roberts perspective, dude hasnt played any ball for almost a 1.5 yrs.

  50. bishopslappytruelove says: Mar 24, 2016 2:34 PM

    Bobby Football!!!

  51. cardinal333333 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:34 PM

    The best statistical year in the history of the NFL as a rookie and will be out of league because Snyder and Allen convinced him he was Aaron Rodgers and needed to change offenses. I feel bad for the kid!!
    Cost him a lot of money and his future in the NFL.

  52. mcjon22 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:36 PM

    Either RGIII is getting terrible advice, or he let his ego get the best of him.

    This is a terrible landing spot for RGIII. He should have went to a better organization

  53. chargerdillon says: Mar 24, 2016 2:36 PM

    From one running qb with a bad attitude to another one

    The Browns achieve success in consistency through failure

  54. beerbudsnbevo says: Mar 24, 2016 2:36 PM

    logicalvoicepft says:
    Mar 24, 2016 2:16 PM

    Cleveland OHIO – Home to the best Basketball player and Football player on the planet in James and RGIII. Washington should complete the trifecta and trade Bryce to the Indians. I congragulate the Cleveland Browns. March 24, 2016 – The day the Browns shed the factory of sadness label and become SUPER BOWL CONTENDERS with the Best pure QUARTERBACK in professional football. Robert Griffin gets it, is it and the flagship player.Your jersey may now say Browns but you will always be a Washington REDSKINS to me buddy. No bigger fan in the world than yours truly. I sincerely hope our paths dont meet in the Superbowl because I have ZERO doubt you will out perform and EMBARRASS Kirk the Snake Cousins. Thank you ROBERT GRIFFIN the Perfect QB for the memories.

    ******************************

    Logical has RGIII’s baby gravy all over his chin…

  55. a072455 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:36 PM

    RGIII, here is hoping you do great in The Dawg Pound! Time for a new force in the AFC North!

  56. hendawg21 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:38 PM

    Hmmmm from one Diva Johnny Football to another Diva RGIII, I really like the guy, however, after that rookie year watching him play was painful and frustrating, seeing him taking shots he didn’t need to, not letting the ball go with wide open receivers downfield…he was his own worst enemy most of the time. Cleveland he’ll have his moments, but he’ll also have you scratching your heads…

  57. Big Ant TV says: Mar 24, 2016 2:39 PM

    can we cut austin davis and conner shaw already

  58. bassplucker says: Mar 24, 2016 2:40 PM

    That’s a pretty sizable 2nd chance. Sure hope the Browns new braintrust knows what they’re doing. Their fans have suffered more than enough already.

  59. hendawg21 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:41 PM

    Say what?

    cardinal333333 says:
    Mar 24, 2016 2:34 PM

    The best statistical year in the history of the NFL as a rookie and will be out of league because Snyder and Allen convinced him he was Aaron Rodgers and needed to change offenses. I feel bad for the kid!!
    Cost him a lot of money and his future in the NFL.

    It was RGIII who wanted to change and be a pocket passer ala Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and the Manning’s…

  60. destructicus says: Mar 24, 2016 2:41 PM

    I believe RGIII should get another legitimate shot in the NFL, and that there is a a 50/50 chance that he is successful again.

    But I don’t like this move for the Browns because they should absolutely grab a QB with one of the top 2 picks, and they should start that kid asap.

    But now there is RGIII breathing over his shoulder, so should the rookie go 0-3, as opposed to learning by taking his lumps (like Manning(s) or Aikman) RGIII will be thinking he deserves a shot, and the fan base might even agree… Aaaaaand there goes your young franchise quarterbacks development.

  61. j huber says: Mar 24, 2016 2:42 PM

    He’s getting back up/wash out money. From the reviews, he is another college level player who has failed to become an NFL caliber QB in 4 years. He will be riding the pine, and disposed of, once they find something a little better. I really feel sorry for his QB coach, who will have to start from scratch. I wonder if he will run to the owner, if the coaches don’t listen to him?

  62. THX 138 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:44 PM

    Waste of money.

  63. thermanmerman99 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:47 PM

    Even lebron is trying to get out of cleveland for the second time and he’s from the area hahaha how will RealGarbage3’s wife enjoy living in cleveland? Once she divorces him midseason he will become an even bigger trainwreck. By the way where is lebrons endorsement on this? He even endorsed Johnny foosball yet he won’t for Bob

  64. elevandoo says: Mar 24, 2016 2:48 PM

    Not as bad as tyrod’s deal

  65. randy8123 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:48 PM

    Easy to hate on them blindly, but I don’t think this is a bad deal for Cleveland. I bet if Denver or Houston had signed him to this deal we would hear a lot of “low risk to see what he has” comments. It’s basically a $7m one year deal. No way the second year stays as is – if he looks like he did last season, he becomes a mildly expensive backup cut at the end of the season. If he actually does have some of that talent left, then they restructure or he holds out.

  66. leftypointspread says: Mar 24, 2016 2:48 PM

    Logical voice: so you are saying all those teams will move from the AFC North to the NFC North? Put down the crack pipe & get help…

  67. thermanmerman99 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:51 PM

    The ceiling above logicalvoices air mattress is a collection of 50 RealGarbage3 fathead stickers that are stuck to the ceiling with a different type of sticky substance.

  68. heymister24 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:52 PM

    Are there any browns season ticket holders left.

  69. jag1959 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:52 PM

    Mar 24, 2016 2:29 PM
    Was waiting on the terms to decide whether this was a decent move for both sides. Now that we see them it looks like it is. Minimal risk for both player and team with plenty of room for upside in the event it goes well.

    lol, illogicalvoice “…the Best pure QUARTERBACK in professional football.” The rest of us apparently have a very different definition of pure QB

  70. babyjunkie says: Mar 24, 2016 2:53 PM

    That means over the course of two seasons, he’ll make roughly $210,937.50 PER LO$$!

  71. realdealsteel says: Mar 24, 2016 2:55 PM

    The draft just got interesting. No telling now what the Browns do at # 2 now.

  72. mmack66 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:55 PM

    kingpel says:
    Mar 24, 2016 2:16 PM

    No way he survives six games against the Steelers, Bengals and Ravens.
    ———————–

    So he’ll be right up there with Fragile Ben?

  73. logicalvoicepft says: Mar 24, 2016 2:56 PM

    I’m voting for Hilary as a matter of fact. Hater.

  74. heymister24 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:56 PM

    It looks like some browns home games are now Peking, Havana, Mexico city, and Mombasa, Kenya.

  75. nyneal says: Mar 24, 2016 2:56 PM

    This signing proves the Browns just don’t learn. It’s a big step up from Johnny Busto, though.

    One thing’s for sure — RGIII’s knee better be at 100%. Because if he plays, he’s going to be doing a lot of running in order not to get hurt again.

  76. jackedupboonie says: Mar 24, 2016 2:57 PM

    If Bradford can continue to bring in top tier QB salary, this deal is a steal for the Browns.

  77. jmc8888 says: Mar 24, 2016 2:58 PM

    Manziel to RGIII… do the Browns know you don’t need to keep a headcase QB on your roster at all times?

    Or a QB that is more hype then hope?

    Well at least RGIII used to have talent, unlike Manziel. But both are headcases in their own way.

    I feel sad for Browns fans as McCown is CLEARLY the better QB to RGIII.

  78. codythao35 says: Mar 24, 2016 3:01 PM

    The Browns is where players career go to die. He’s going to get killed back there.

  79. firstdownbrowns says: Mar 24, 2016 3:04 PM

    are the Browns trading back ?
    passing on a QB at # 2 ?

  80. dencar2014 says: Mar 24, 2016 3:06 PM

    Not the worst thing the Browns have done. While RG is not without some issues, he is nowhere close to the wreck known to some as Johnny “Football”.
    It’s only a two year deal and I think the Browns should still use their #2 pick to select Wentz or Goff.
    I don’t like that he’s not a pocket QB but I’m assuming Jackson is confident he can develop that aspect of his game.

  81. darrkkomens says: Mar 24, 2016 3:06 PM

    Good signing, wish my birds signed him instead of spending all the money on two stiffs Bradford and Daniel

  82. theblowtorchreview says: Mar 24, 2016 3:07 PM

    The Brownies offensive line will finish off what is left of Bobby Broken Legs……which isn’t much.

  83. loumann says: Mar 24, 2016 3:08 PM

    Coming to Cleveland…. Starring Eddie Murphy. Ugh!

  84. bbb82 says: Mar 24, 2016 3:09 PM

    Wow, look at all the hate in here. Some of you folks need to get over it.

  85. racistchecker says: Mar 24, 2016 3:11 PM

    Get ready for them to pass on a QB in the draft in favor of Ezekial Elliott.

  86. captainobvious says: Mar 24, 2016 3:13 PM

    Browns go pass rush at #2.

  87. jamaltimore says: Mar 24, 2016 3:15 PM

    If signing with the clowns for a low rent deal doesn’t humble this guy nothing will. good luck Superbob you’ll need it. Haloti may have left for detroit but there’s plenty of other maulers who can break your other knees in the AFC NORTH!

  88. TheBrownsareClowns says: Mar 24, 2016 3:16 PM

    RGME is a joke. He cant run so he has ZERO value as an NFL QB. Another dumb move by the Clowns. The more things change the more they stay the same with the clueless incompetent Browns.

    Yeah great idea the Browns have 50 holes to fill on their team so draft a QB at 2 and make him sit like Johnny. Lmao. Dumb Browns and Dumb Browns fans deserve each other

  89. mmack66 says: Mar 24, 2016 3:19 PM

    beerbudsnbevo says:
    Mar 24, 2016 2:33 PM

    logicalvoicepft says:
    Mar 24, 2016 2:16 PM

    Cleveland OHIO – Home to the best Basketball player and Football player on the planet in James and RGIII. Washington should complete the trifecta and trade Bryce to the Indians. I congragulate the Cleveland Browns. March 24, 2016 – The day the Browns shed the factory of sadness label and become SUPER BOWL CONTENDERS with the Best pure QUARTERBACK in professional football. Robert Griffin gets it, is it and the flagship player.Your jersey may now say Browns but you will always be a Washington REDSKINS to me buddy. No bigger fan in the world than yours truly. I sincerely hope our paths dont meet in the Superbowl because I have ZERO doubt you will out perform and EMBARRASS Kirk the Snake Cousins. Thank you ROBERT GRIFFIN the Perfect QB for the memories.

    *******************************

    Please tell me this dude doesn’t vote…
    ————————–

    Since he is a Redskins fan, he’s probably a Senator or a Congressman.

  90. arnoldziffel says: Mar 24, 2016 3:23 PM

    Griffin is a talented athlete who struggles as a drop back pocket passer … the Browns coaching staff has its work cut out for them.

    It would be a mistake to move McGowan – he’s more of a proven commodity than RGIII – and assuming they will still use the 2nd pick to draft & develop their future franchise QB … they shouldn’t want to toss him to the wolves if Robert gets injured attempting to run – which is a possibility in a division where you’re playing the Steelers, Ravens & Bengals twice. (Remember how the Texans ruined Carr).

    Let Griffin and McGowan battle for the starting & 2nd string jobs … and slowly teach and develop the rookie QB as the 3rd guy.

    If management blows this one … again … then they truly are the Cleveland Clowns.

  91. broncoscountry33 says: Mar 24, 2016 3:27 PM

    Wow. Rg3 gets that and Brock gets 37 garaunteed and 72 mil. Houston thinks Brock is the second coming.

  92. petersjeffrey36 says: Mar 24, 2016 3:29 PM

    considering the potential upside i think they got a steal, sound like they can cut him without much financial liability past this year, and if he learns to pass out of the pocket hes shown the physical ability to play in the nfl

    and honestly I think his development has been hindered by the situation in Washington, his ego conflicted with Shanahan who absolutely will not change his scheme to a QB and has butted heads with them before, to Jay Gruden who absolutely seemed to want nothing to with RG3 from the start .. not saying i think RG is free of blame, but hopefully this will be humbling and bring him back down to reality

  93. artvan15 says: Mar 24, 2016 3:39 PM

    The Brownies never learn. What a terrible organization. Will it ever get better?

  94. jeffreyshulenburg says: Mar 24, 2016 3:41 PM

    Watching this from the outside, its probably the best thing the Browns have done in a long time. They get an injury prone guy, but an extremely talented one who is capable of being a starting QB. At the same time the contract is good enough that you can get a rookie in. Let the rookie sit a year as the RG3 experiment unfolds. If it goes well you choose between RG3 long term or trading him. If it goes badly, you have a QB with a year in the film room ready to step in.

    Finally a smart play from Cleveland

  95. broncosbrowns says: Mar 24, 2016 3:43 PM

    This is probably the smartest thing the Browns have done in a long time (granted, that’s not saying much). They have very little locked up, and it takes pressure off of them to draft a QB at 2, whom most people think is way too high for Wentz and Goff, who are probably mid-first round talent. RGIII is also probably the most talented QB the Browns have had since Bernie Kosar, which again isn’t saying much.

  96. mrfrostyj says: Mar 24, 2016 3:44 PM

    It’s better than the contract the Browns’ incumbent starter, Josh McCown, has. So that strongly suggests that the Browns see Griffin as a replacement for McCown, and McCown is likely on the way out.

    ————————————————————

    Actually it suggests that the Browns aren’t dumb.

    McCown is 36 years old. He is not any teams long term starter solution and got that contract as a guy who knew he was going to eventually loose his spot to Manziel. He was never meant to be a long term starter and he is being paid that way. The Browns gain absolutely nothing by getting rid of him (unless traded) as they would have the best 2nd or 3rd string QB in the NFL for cheap.

    RGIII is 26, he actually has the opportunity to be the long term starter for the team if he can play well so he would be worth more and is getting paid based on that.

    This leaves the door open for the Browns to draft a young QB and not have to force him on the field day 1. Griffin has the opportunity to either earn the Browns long term starter job or a big contract for another team in 2 years and McCown plays the Matt Hasselbeck role as “guy that keeps the teams offense from tanking in case of injury”.

    It’s almost like the Browns front office is being run by a bunch of Harvard guys that are good with numbers or something.

  97. purpleandgoldforever says: Mar 24, 2016 3:48 PM

    RG3andout has a chance to prove himself. He fails this time, no one in the league is going to pay him anything north of 2-3M a year to be a backup.

    That said, I find it more interesting that RG3andout is shown wearing as cap with the REDSKINS logo. I guess PFT has no problem showing the logo, they just won’t say the word!!!

  98. steelerben says: Mar 24, 2016 3:50 PM

    Did everyone forget that Cleveland just got rid of two starters on their offensive line? Griffin had a real problem in Washington of dropping an incorrect number of steps and then scrambling towards pressure.

    A quarterback that doesn’t understand where he should be dropping so that pass pro can set for him, plus a patchwork line, with a dash of injury history, in a division known for “overzealous” defensive players is not a recipe for success.

    I guess better Griffin than whoever they draft at number 2 while they get it figured out, though.

  99. imodan says: Mar 24, 2016 3:51 PM

    beerbudsnbevo says:
    Mar 24, 2016 2:33 PM

    logicalvoicepft says:
    Mar 24, 2016 2:16 PM

    Cleveland OHIO – Home to the best Basketball player and Football player on the planet in James and RGIII. Washington should complete the trifecta and trade Bryce to the Indians. I congragulate the Cleveland Browns. March 24, 2016 – The day the Browns shed the factory of sadness label and become SUPER BOWL CONTENDERS with the Best pure QUARTERBACK in professional football. Robert Griffin gets it, is it and the flagship player.Your jersey may now say Browns but you will always be a Washington REDSKINS to me buddy. No bigger fan in the world than yours truly. I sincerely hope our paths dont meet in the Superbowl because I have ZERO doubt you will out perform and EMBARRASS Kirk the Snake Cousins. Thank you ROBERT GRIFFIN the Perfect QB for the memories.

    *******************************

    Please tell me this dude doesn’t vote…
    —————————————————-
    Oh he’ll vote. Several times. For whatever puppet the Koch brothers put forth. Anyone thinks this election is going to be legit is just kidding themselves. P.S. I kinda hope RGIII works out, I feel bad for browns fans.

  100. commiecensorshiponpft says: Mar 24, 2016 4:00 PM

    RG 30th QB for the Browns in the last two decades.

  101. jamesefallen says: Mar 24, 2016 4:03 PM

    Browns fans remind me of Danny DeVito in “Other People’s Money”. Every time he tries to woo Penelope Ann Miller he gets shot down. Until he sees a hint of potential and tries again, as if the other disappointments didn’t happen. The story ends with no resolution, so there is still hope that this time you will be right. Good luck, Browns fans. Think air bags.

  102. j huber says: Mar 24, 2016 4:11 PM

    If the Brownies really want to win, they could follow the pattern that Caroline is using, to remedy the same short comings. But the Browns just had a fire sale, so all their talent is already gone. The saga continues at the sadness factory.

  103. rje49 says: Mar 24, 2016 4:14 PM

    All this talk means nothing. Nothing. The only thing that matters now is how will RG3 perform, and we won’t know for several months. Talk all you want in the meantime.

  104. captainwhodat says: Mar 24, 2016 4:29 PM

    well, I guess McClown isn’t the starter (god, was it just yesterday Brown fans were talking what a great qb he was)…well, it’s not a quantum leap to improve from 3-13 RG3…guess we’ll see…

  105. wallabear says: Mar 24, 2016 4:34 PM

    Like his former QB Andy Dalton, clearly Coach Huey saw the getting-to-post-season potential in RGIII and is ready to take a chance on him. A two-year deal to prove yourself is very worthwhile for RGIII who, if the Browns can manage to keep him upright, will far exceed expectations.

  106. fleshpickle says: Mar 24, 2016 4:48 PM

    The Browns once again show why they are the laughing stock of the NFL and the typical Browns fan who thinks this is actually going to make a difference in your futile attempt to become a winning franchise again. If only sheep could cook, you dudes from Ohio would have it made.

  107. stew48 says: Mar 24, 2016 4:48 PM

    My guess now is that the Browns will trade #2 for several 2016 choices, including 1, 2, 3 or 4. Then, they can draft some help up front.

    I think the Browns agreed with those players that didn’t want to be in Cleveland, and either let them go or got rid of them. And, that builds strength in and of itself. Very few of the big money seekers wind up worth their salary. You know them, too. Here is one Steeler fan who wishes them success.

  108. quicktaker says: Mar 24, 2016 4:53 PM

    I predict RGIII starts 5 games before getting replaced by Goff or Wentz.

  109. nflgtcfl says: Mar 24, 2016 5:20 PM

    Good deal both ways.

    Basically a prove it deal. If RG3 does well both parties do well.

    The upper bar on his contract is about mid level starter money we are seeing this offseason.

  110. colt13 says: Mar 24, 2016 6:13 PM

    I still think they need to draft a QB, but this is a pleasant departure. Instead of getting Garcia, Delhomme, or others years after their prime, they have a guy, who if healthy, can start for 10 years. At worst, they have a guy who can keep their next QB on the bench until they are eliminated this year.

  111. filthymcnasty3 says: Mar 24, 2016 7:42 PM

    This sounds a lot like the work of that homeless guy that told Haslam to draft Manziel.

  112. r8dernation says: Mar 24, 2016 8:22 PM

    They still need to take a QB at #2.

  113. rootpain says: Mar 24, 2016 8:36 PM

    I’m glad he’s getting a chance and I hope he does well.

  114. LuckyOz says: Mar 24, 2016 9:05 PM

    Smart contract by the Browns for a change. Let him prove himself, and he came cheap. I think McCown is a better QB, but RG3 is a decent backup.

  115. TheWizard says: Mar 25, 2016 8:39 AM

    Good deal. I feel like they have a real quarterback since I can’t remember when.

    Continue to build the team, stop with stupid wasted draft picks and this could work out.

  116. joeyjust4u2 says: Mar 25, 2016 4:04 PM

    It will be nice for the Browns to defeat the Deadskins

  117. joeyjust4u2 says: Mar 25, 2016 4:05 PM

    And for Robert Griffin III to have a pro bowl game!!

  118. joeyjust4u2 says: Mar 25, 2016 4:08 PM

    It will be nice for Robert Griffin III to have a Pro Bowl Game and then say you like that

  119. joeyjust4u2 says: Mar 25, 2016 4:19 PM

    Until the Browns get an offensive line,Robert Griffin III will be doing a lot of running.Pitching the ball out and passing.Just to keep himself safe and be around for the two year contract.Do you feel me!!!

  120. joeyjust4u2 says: Mar 25, 2016 4:43 PM

    To the Browns fans,Robert Griffin III is just one person and he will need a lot of help from the other 10 on the offense.Keep him from taking lots of hits and you will see all that he can do for your offense.He was not treated well when he was with the Deadskins.Now he has a second chance.He is coming from a team who was the last NFL Team to have a black player and he came from the Browns,Bobby Mitchell.After breaking in with Cleveland, Bobby Mitchell became the Washington Redskins’ first black player in 1962.Now it is time for the Cleveland Browns to make history.Do you feel me!!!! :=)

  121. aquibtalibedoutoftheseason says: Mar 25, 2016 7:29 PM

    DrSteveBrule says:
    Mar 24, 2016 2:21 PM
    Now the league needs to let Josh Gordon back. He’s served his punishment and other current players have done a lot worse.

    The only problem is WHO will be able to throw the ball downfield to Josh Gordon?

  122. troylok says: Mar 26, 2016 8:26 AM

    I think this is the best situation RG3 could find if he wanted to start right away. Unfortunately, with the lack of talent on offense, Hue will need to return RG3 to a scrambling QB and the human tackling dummy that he was in his second year in Washington. I don’t think this ends well.

  123. brokenrope says: Mar 26, 2016 11:21 AM

    I can’t imagine that any team wanting to find out what is behind door #3. RG1000 is a bust and to give him guaranteed money is snake-eyes, Browns lose credibility in decision making and should fire the GM. RG1000 is uh, uh, oh what a joke!!

  124. httr4life4ever says: Mar 30, 2016 8:27 PM

    Huge Redskins fan and (an unofficial season ticket holder – meaning I go to every home game) the Redskins, as an organization did RGIII wrong. I for one, can not wait til the season starts, because the Cleveland Browns play the Washington Redskins, this year at FedEx Field, and I will be in attendance rooting the Cleveland Browns to come in and beat the brakes off of us.

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