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Browns View Robert Griffin As More Than One-Year QB Option?


Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports the Browns QB Robert Griffin III will likely keep the starting job for the remainder of the season if he’s named the starter next week.

According to Garafolo, the Browns don’t view RGIII as just a one-year option at quarterback and it’s possible they could give him another opportunity next year, depending on how things go to finish out the season.


ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that Browns QB Robert Griffin III has been fully cleared for contact on Tuesday and is expected to compete for the starting job with Cody Kessler and Josh McCown

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported over the weekend that the Browns were hopeful RGIII will start for them at some point before the end of the season as soon as he’s cleared.

The Browns officially designated RGIII as their player to return from injured reserve last week.

Griffin, 26, signed a two-year, $15 million contract that includes $6.75 million guaranteed.  He’ll make a base salary of $3.25 million for the 2016 season.

The Browns will face a decision regarding Griffin next March, as he has a $750,000 roster bonus at that point. If the Browns pick up his bonus, RGIII would be paid a $6 million base salary with $750,000 more being available in per-game bonuses.

This season, Griffin has appeared in one game thrown for 190 yards while completing 12 of 26 pass attempts (46.15 percent) to go along with no touchdowns and an interception. He added another 37 yards rushing for the Browns during the game.

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