Was there really any doubt?
On Thursday, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson said that after watching the tape of Wednesday’s practice, he decided to name Robert Griffin III the team’s starting quarterback for this Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Griffin was the team’s starter all offseason, but in Week 1 against the Eagles, he suffered a shoulder injury that landed him on injured reserve. That left enough time for him to be “designated to return” before the end of the season, and with Cleveland at 0-12 and in constant disarray at the quarterback position, it seemed like a no-brainer for Jackson to still have an opportunity to evaluate Griffin in live game action before 2017.
#Browns Hue on RG3 as QB of future: "Absolutely (has a chance). I want to know. I'm not expecting for everything to go perfect''— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) December 8, 2016
Jackson also named rookie Cody Kessler as the team’s No. 2 quarterback, and that Kessler is ahead of Josh McCown because the team needs to evaluate the younger guys at this point.
#Browns Hue Jackson said Kessler ahead of McCown as backup is because team needs to see younger guys. Know what has in McCown.— Scott Petrak ct (@ScottPetrak) December 8, 2016
The team will have to make a roster move when they officially activate Griffin from injured reserve.
Now that the decision is final, Browns fans, are you a little more excited for Sunday’s game? Or do you think Griffin doing something positive would actually be a negative heading into this offseason.