Former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III was the second overall pick in the 2012 draft. A former teammate from Baylor was a second-round pick in the supplemental draft that year.
Both Griffin and Josh Gordon are now under contract with the Browns. Although Gordon remains suspended for multiple violations of the substance-abuse policy, Griffin looks forward to a reunion.
“Josh is family,” Griffin told reporters during his introductory conference call in Cleveland. “We went to Baylor together. I love the guy. I don’t know what’s going to happen with him in the league or with the team, but he always knows that he has a brother in me. If the opportunity comes that he can get reinstated and play for the Browns, then I won’t be upset with that — let’s just put it that way. He is family. At Baylor, we believe in that no matter what happens. We always have your back.”
Gordon has shown significant promise during his relatively brief time of actually playing in the NFL, demonstrating the kind of potential that could make him one of the best receivers in the NFL. Griffin, several years ago, displayed the kind of potential that could make him one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL.
If Gordon can be available to play and if Griffin can even begin to approach being the guy he was in 2012, the Browns could have an interesting combination at quarterback and receiver in 2016 — and beyond.