Once thought to be a possible solution to the Dallas Cowboys’ backup quarterback situation, Robert Griffin III is going to Cleveland.
Griffin and the Browns have reportedly agreed to a two-year deal worth $15 million. The deal comes with a $3.5 million signing bonus and $3.25 million in guaranteed salary in 2016, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to join the Dawg Pound and help build something here in Cleveland,” Griffin said in a statement on Thursday, per ESPN's Pat McManamon. "Coach Hue and Pep, I had a great meeting with them. I really believe in what they preach and how they can help not only me as a player but this team win games, and that's what we're all about.”
Griffin visited Cleveland last week, and apparently impressed new Browns head coach and quarterback whisperer Hue Jackson quite a bit.
“Our visit was very informative, a lot of dialogue back and forth,” Jackson said this week. “A lot of tough questions asked, a lot of tough questions answered. I don't baby people. I'm sorry. That's just not who I am. I ask the tough questions, and I expect to get the tough answers, and he handled all that extremely well.”