- According to Schefter, this means that RGIII‘s 2016 season could very well be over.
The Browns wasted little time placing him on injured reserve and announcing that Josh McCown will take over as the team’s starting quarterback.
The injury did not require surgery, and the Browns announced that they plan to re-evaluate RGIII in 3-4 weeks. However, it seems pretty clear that he’s going to most, if not all, of the season with this shoulder sprain.
Griffin, 26, signed RGIII to 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.
After one game, Griffin has 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.
We’ll have more regarding whether Griffin will be back at all this year as the news is available.