Robert Griffin
QB CLE (13)
6 days ago

Griffin completed six of eight passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns, adding three carries for 36 yards, in Thursday's preseason loss to the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Undeterred by the absences of wideouts Josh Gordon (quad/suspension), Corey Coleman (hamstring) and Andrew Hawkins (hamstring), the 26-year-old Griffin connected with Terrelle Pryor for a gorgeous 50-yard touchdown along the right sideline on Cleveland's second drive. The Browns first-team offense did have some problems with penalties and the running game, but Griffin enjoyed a truly impressive evening, later making a perfect throw to TE Gary Barnidge for a 29-yard touchdown. Although he otherwise settled for short gains through the air, Griffin also made a couple big plays with his feet, ripping off runs of 22 and 14 yards. Already named as the starter, Griffin could play into the second half of Cleveland's third preseason game, perhaps even getting a chance to work with Gordon and/or Coleman.

Robert Griffin
QB CLE (13)
2 weeks ago

Griffin completed 4-of-8 passes for 67 yards with an interception in his Browns debut during Friday's preseason opener at Green Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Griffin got just two series after officially being named Cleveland's starting quarterback Monday. The injury-prone 2012 second overall pick will likely be brought along slowly as he familiarizes himself with the playbook. It's unlikely the former Redskin rediscovers his electrifying rookie form, but it's tough to extrapolate much from this small sample, especially with projected top two wideouts Corey Coleman (hamstring) and Josh Gordon (quad) both unavailable. He opened his Browns career with a 49-yard pass to Terrelle Pryor, but was also intercepted at the one-yard line by Micah Hyde.

Robert Griffin
QB CLE (13)
2 weeks ago

Griffin was officially named the starting quarterbackfor the Browns on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Head coach Hue Jackson announced the news Monday and had high praise for the fifth-year quarterback, saying, "since he was signed back in March, Robert has made it clear through his actions that he is willing to do everything that ha been asked of him to earn this role." Griffin did just that, as he'll look to press the reset button on an injury-riddled start to his career. There are still plenty of question marks surrounding both Griffin's health and ability, but the drafting of rookie receiver Corey Coleman and the ultimate return of star wideout Josh Gordon could give the Griffin the help the help and talent needed to turn his career around.

Robert Griffin
QB CLE (13)
2 weeks ago

Griffin, who has taken every first-team QB snap for the Browns in training camp, could be tabbed as the team's starter as soon as Monday, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With that in mind, the report suggests that coach Hue Jackson "naming Griffin the Browns' starting quarterback has moved into the formality range." Though RG3 retains plenty of name recognition and has a legit NFL arm, his anticipated return to the league's starting QB ranks is accompanied by a fair amount of question marks and variables. Among them are his ability to stay healthy, given his tendencies to scramble, along with the fact that he's helming a team with a wideout corps in transition. Part of that transition involves handing promising rookie Corey Coleman a key role in the offense, while the team awaits the return of the talented Josh Gordon, who has has been conditionally reinstated by the NFL after he serves a four-game suspension to start the season.

Robert Griffin
QB CLE (13)
4 weeks ago

Griffin is the clear frontrunner in Cleveland's quarterback competition early on in camp.

EDGE Analysis

It does not appear to be much of a competition at this point as Griffin took all the first-team reps on Friday's first day of training camp. Head coach Hue Jackson indicated Thursday that the team intends on naming a starting quarterback prior to their first preseason game Aug. 12, so barring a setback Griffin appears to be on track to claiming the starting role.

Robert Griffin
QB CLE (13)
4 weeks ago

Griffin shouldn't have to wait long for a decision, as head coach Hue Jackson said Thursday he will definitely name a starting quarterback before the team's first preseason game Aug. 12, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

EDGE Analysis

While expected to earn the job, Griffin will face competition from both Josh McCown and Cody Kessler. A quick decision would seem to work in Griffin's favor, but it's always possible preseason results could lead to a change before Week 1. In other Browns news, Josh Gordon (quad) has been conditionally reinstated by the NFL, albeit with a four-game suspension to start the season. Gordon is expected to miss the first few weeks of training camp while he recovers from a quad injury he suffered over the summer.

Robert Griffin
QB CLE (13)
3 months ago

Griffin has consistently been taking first-team snaps at OTAs, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Griffin is the clear favorite to win a competition against Josh McCown and third-round rookie Cody Kessler, the battle will likely continue throughout training camp and the preseason. Griffin is the only one of the trio possessing long-term upside, but McCown was actually decent when healthy last season, completing 63.7 percent of his passes for 7.2 yards per attempt, with 12 touchdowns and just four interceptions in eight games (all starts). Granted, Cleveland won just one of those eight games, needing overtime to do so.

Robert Griffin
QB CLE (13)
3 months ago

Griffin is a candidate to win the Browns' starting quarterback position, but coach Hue Jackson says "it's too soon" to name the team's starter at this point, Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Griffin was signed to a two-year deal this offseason after being demoted to the Redskins' third-string option last year, when he took zero snaps during the regular season. Despite such recent inactivity, Griffin is expected to compete primarily with the likes of rookie third-rounder Cody Kessler and veteran Josh McCown for Cleveland's starting job. Although coach Jackson says he doesn't have a timeline to name a starter, the Browns' OTAs and training camp are expected to help sort out the position.

Robert Griffin
QB CLE (13)
4 months ago

Griffin's new team waited until late in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft to select a quarterback, going with USC product Cody Kessler at No. 93 overall, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After Griffin signed a two-year, $15 million contract in late March, it was widely reported that his addition wouldn't necessarily preclude the Browns from taking a quarterback early in the draft. Instead, the team traded down in the first round multiple times, eventually selecting Baylor WR Corey Coleman at No. 15 overall. A Baylor product himself, Griffin is likely thrilled about how the draft turned out, with Cleveland further bolstering its receiving corps by selecting WR Ricardo Louis (4th round), TE Seth Devalve (4th), WR Jordan Payton (5th) and WR Rashard Higgins (5th) in the middle rounds. Though he'll presumably have to compete for the job, Griffin is the favorite to start in Week 1 for a rebuilding Browns team, as he offers greater long-term potential than either Kessler or 36-year-old Josh McCown.

Robert Griffin
QB CLE (13)
4 months ago

Griffin split first-team QB reps with Josh McCown at the Browns' voluntary minicamp Tuesday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

EDGE Analysis

At this stage, the Browns' quarterback situation remains fluid, though some added clarity on that front should arrive no later than the NFL Draft later this month. For now, the Browns hold the No. 2 pick overall and it's assumed that drafting a QB in that slot is an option, as is trading the pick. Moreover, while McCown actually worked ahead of Griffin on Tuesday, the report suggests that he's a candidate to be traded or released down the road, now that Griffin is on hand. With regard to Griffin, coach Hue Jackson noted Tuesday that the team's new QB is "very talented...obviously (Griffin) did some good things, but he has a lot of things just like a lot of our players do to clean up. It was one practice, but it was a good start."