Hue Jackson: I want to know more about RG3

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The Browns will give quarterback Robert Griffin III his second start of the season against the Bengals this Sunday, a point they would have liked to reach in the second week of the regular season.

A broken bone in Griffin’s left shoulder got in the way of that plan and left Griffin on injured reserve for the last 11 games. The Browns have lost all 11 of those games in addition to the one Griffin started in Week One, leaving them at the top of the draft with their pick and not too far behind with the one the Eagles traded them to move up for Carson Wentz this year.

Many suspect the Browns would like to land a player who can be their franchise quarterback with those selections, although coach Hue Jackson said on Thursday that he still believes Griffin, who is signed for 2017, has a chance be that player.

“The fact that we’re putting him out there says that,” Jackson said, via Cleveland.com. “I want to know more. I’ve only seen him really play for not even a full game. The more information, the more time I get an opportunity to evaluate him, the better it’s going to be. I will say it again, I am not expecting for everything to go perfect. It’s not. I don’t want to put that kind of pressure on anybody. It’s his second game in a little over maybe two years so hopefully it’ll go right, but if it doesn’t that’s OK, too. We have to go get him to play and hopefully play well, but we all understand the situation that he’s in. I think he is up to the challenge.”

It seems unlikely that the Browns would put all their eggs in the Griffin basket based on what would be five games if he starts the rest of the the year, but there’s no reason for them not to explore every option available to them at this point in time.

9 responses to “Hue Jackson: I want to know more about RG3

  1. Well…I’m not a Browns fan, but I’d like to see the browns become a respectable franchise, and I hope that RG3 becomes more than a laughing stock. But sadly for the Browns faithful, I’m not sure either will happen anytime soon.

    HTTR

  2. Despite the legion of idiots sure to arrive with their “RGme” comments, this is still America and America loves comeback and redemption stories. Most of the country wants to see him succeed and be the piece the Browns can build around for the first time in their short, cruel existence.

  3. There are highschool quarterbacks who could probably do better than Robert at this point. It doesn’t take a very smart person to realize the league has adapted to his play style.

  4. Even if the Browns don’t honestly have any future plans that include RG3, they don’t have any other QBs on their roster that they need to use these last five weeks evaluating. I always thought Jackson’s plan was to draft a QB year two. I just thought the signing of RG3 was a ploy to guarantee another high draft pick next year. So far, the plan is working to perfection. Hey, these Harvard guys aren’t complete idiots you know!

  5. Or they could be starting Griffin because he stinks and they don’t want to jeopardize that #1 overall pick.

  6. With the Browns giving up 15 sacks and many more QB hits over the last two games, does Hue really expect RG to even make it through his first game back let alone the next four?

  7. Lol what’s to know?

    He had the single most fragile ego of any player until Cam had his Super Bowl cowardice and took over that position.

    He’s not even a vaguely competent NFL level QB and he can’t grasp simple things like he needs to slide to avoid being injured.

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