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Robert Griffin III signs with the Cleveland Browns

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The quarterback position in Cleveland has for a long time been one of the worst in the NFL, and it's latest recruit could either be another name on the list, or it's salvation.

With the Cleveland Browns now officially done with Johnny Manziel, it is time for them to move on to another franchise quarterback.

Rehabilitation for everyone

It was announced earlier today that the Browns have signed a deal with former Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.


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RGIII has long been out of favour in Washington despite a very promising start where he was not only picked second overall in 2012, but went on to be named offensive rookie of the year.

It has been a downward spiral from there though for the former Baylor star who didn't play a single snap in the 2015 season.

Griffin who was replaced by Kirk Cousins who had a big year in 2015, was also released by the Redskins earlier in the off-season.

After being linked with the New York Jets, Griffin has signed with the Browns and will move to a franchise where he hopes he can rejuvenate his career.

The two year deal reportedly worth $15 million including a $3.5 million dollar signing bonus, will give the troubled star the chance to re-ignite his NFL career with a team in need of a spark themselves.

The Browns have been known for their failures at quarterback since the expansion franchise returned football to the city in 1999.

Holding the second overall pick in this year's draft, many had expected to see Cleveland draft a quarterback rather than pick up a free agent.

Still room for Goff?

Arguably the top QB prospect in the 2016 draft is California's Jared Goff and he was heavily expected to be joining the Browns this year.

New Cleveland head coach Hue Jackson has said that he was impressed by Goff on his pro day and he also went to see Carson Wentz during North Dakota's pro day on Thursday.

Of course it is still very possible that we could still see Cleveland draft a quarterback with their first pick which will surely spark several months of debate about who will be Cleveland's starter?

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