The Cleveland Browns are “making calls” to gather information on free agent quarterback Robert Griffin III, according to NBC Sports.
Cleveland brought the former No. 2 pick in for a visit just a week after Griffin visited the New York Jets. The Browns are expected to take a quarterback with the second overall pick in next month’s NFL Draft, so bringing Griffin in was likely just due diligence on the part of GM Sashi Brown and owner Jimmy Haslam.
Or was it? NBC is reporting that members of the Browns’ front office have been making phone calls to those close to Griffin, be it former teammates, coaches or just friends. Keep in mind, Griffin entered the NFL with a bang as a dual-threat quarterback, but lost his mobility after tearing knee ligaments at the end of his rookie season. Since then, he has been fairly mediocre and spent most of last season riding the bench for the Washington Redskins, who later released him because he also had a bit of a diva’s attitude.
But that hasn’t stopped the Browns, who are absolutely desperate for a quarterback after striking out (so far) on Colin Kaepernick and are still looking for a franchise quarterback since reestablishing themselves as a franchise in 1999. Thus, depending on how the draft shakes out, don’t be shocked if Robert Griffin III is under center come opening day.
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