Robert Griffin QB CLE 3 days 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.

Competitive 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 2 weeks ago

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

Competitive 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."

Robert Griffin QB CLE 1 month ago

Griffin agreed to a two-year, $15 million contract with the Browns on Thursday, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

$6.75 million of the contract is guaranteed and another $7 million is available through incentives. The significant commitment should ensure that Griffin gets to compete for the starting job, even if his new team ends up selecting a quarterback in the first round of the NFL Draft. Although the Browns now seem far less likely to do so, various reports have suggested that it's still on the table. The 26-year-old Griffin still has first-rate physical tools, but he hasn't played well since his rookie season and didn't take a single snap in 2015.

Robert Griffin QB CLE 1 month ago

Griffin is expected to reach an agreement with the Browns on Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Griffin visited the Jets and Browns last week, with rumors suggesting that he was far more likely to join the latter team. Assuming a deal is worked out, Griffin will join Josh McCown and Austin Davis on the Cleveland depth chart, though it's possible the team could still add a rookie. This will take Cleveland out of the mix for Colin Kaepernick, and it doesn't bode well for Jared Goff or Carson Wentz's chances of coming off the board within the first three picks of the NFL Draft. Griffin, meanwhile, should have the opportunity to compete for the starting job on a talent-deficient Cleveland squad.

Robert Griffin QB CLE 2 months ago

Griffin visited the Browns on Saturday, FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Garafolo called the visit "good," but there's no indication to this point that any deal was near materializing. Griffin visited the Jets on Friday and might spend a bit more time on the market before his situation settles.

Robert Griffin QB CLE 2 months ago

Griffin is scheduled to visit the Jets on Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Griffin's visit comes while the Jets remain in a standoff with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick about potentially re-signing with the team. Given that increasingly uncertain situation, the Jets are rightfully exploring alternatives, such as Griffin. Whether Griffin's visit results in anything more concrete with the Jets remains to be seen, but it's worth noting there's some mutual interest from both parties at this point.

Robert Griffin QB CLE 2 months ago1 Comment

Griffin has been released by the Redskins, The Washington Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Griffin's release comes as no surprise, as the Redskins understandably wanted nothing to do with paying a player that took zero snaps last season the $16.1 million Griffin was owed this coming campaign. That being said, after a wildly successful start to his career, Griffin is expected to garner significant interest as a free agent. Whether he's ultimately inked to start elsewhere or serve as a high-profile backup, it'll be interesting to monitor how Griffin responds to a fresh start with another team going forward.

Robert Griffin QB CLE 2 months ago1 Comment

Redskins president Bruce Allen said that Griffin won't be re-signed, ESPN.com reports. "I see Robert getting an opportunity with another team," Allen said. "We've heard from some teams that are interested. I think he's going to have a choice of a couple teams that will let him excel in the future."

Competitive Edge Analysis

Even if Washington had some interest, Griffin would presumably prefer to find a new home. The team has held out some hope of finding a trade partner, but with such an outcome seeming rather unlikely, the former Heisman winner will inevitably be released before March 9 when his $16.55 million option for 2016 would kick in. Griffin will presumably have to settle for a backup job, though he might find a team that's at least willing to give him an outside shot at earning the starting role.

Robert Griffin QB CLE 3 months ago

Griffin passed an exit physical, paving the road for his release, Albert Breer of NFL Network reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The drop-dead date for Washington to cut the quarterback is March 9, when Griffin's $16.155 option becomes full guaranteed. The organization is clearly uninterested in devoting such funds to a reserve after Kirk Cousins helmed the offense with aplomb in 2015. Once Griffin reaches the open market, he likely still boasts enough of his noted athleticism to be of interest, though it should be noted that he hasn't taken a snap since 2014.

Robert Griffin QB CLE 4 months ago

Griffin is expected to be released by the Redskins this offseason, The Washington Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Griffin was active for just one game this season after being demoted to Washington's No. 3 quarterback prior to the campaign. With teammate Kirk Cousins establishing himself as the Redskins' long-term starter, Griffin is reportedly no longer in the team's plans going forward. If he's indeed released this offseason, Griffin is expected to garner decent interest as a free agent, as his dynamic potential should counter any concerns prospective suitors might have.