When the Cleveland Browns placed QB Robert Griffin III on injured reserve after last Sunday’s game, I had my doubts that we’d see him back in 2016. With his history of injury concerns, “doing this all over again” with him in 2017 seems unlikely. This morning, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting a new timetable for Griffin’s potential 2016 return, which makes it all-the-more likely that his time in Cleveland is done:
Browns QB Robert Griffin III now expected to miss 10-12 weeks with shoulder injury, per sources, which means his season could well be over.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 18, 2016
That could put him around a Week 12 or Week 14 return. If QB Josh McCown is still leading the team by then, then there would really be no reason for a switch. If McCown is down, then at that point, it just makes more sense to see what you have in a rookie like QB Cody Kessler or QB Kevin Hogan.