The Cleveland Browns made a pretty big move on Thursday when they landed former Washington Redskins’ quarterback Robert Griffin III. One big reason why he ended up in the AFC North and not the AFC West was because the Denver Broncos did not want to bring him in.
The Broncos were not concerned with whether Griffin could actually play. In fact, they believed he could work well in their offense, but they didn’t think his character was one they wanted to bring into their locker room.
“[A]fter making a few phone calls, Elway was concerned about Griffin’s character,” Mike Klis of 9News writes. “Elway never did express interest in the former Washington quarterback who was the NFL’s Rookie of the Year in 2012 but had several fallouts with Coach Mike Shanahan, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and teammates.”
A few weeks ago, former Redskins’ tight end Chris Cooley said that the offensive linemen nor the wide receivers really liked Griffin. Now, it seems that those rumors may have some weight behind them as the Broncos have been deterred from picking him up.
I guess it is only a matter of time before we see if Griffin is going to get in his own way when it comes to having success in Cleveland.
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