For the first time since signing with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, quarterback Robert Griffin III opened up to the media about his tumultuous four-year tenure playing for the Washington Redskins, reports JP Finlay of CSNMidAtlantic.com.
Griffin looked to be the future of the Redskins franchise after being picked with the No. 2 pick of the 2012 NFL draft and winning Offensive Rookie of the Year. However, after his stellar rookie season, Griffin saw his quality of play steadily decrease until he lost the starting job to Kirk Cousins in 2015.
Griffin’s struggles were not confined to the field, as he had falling outs with two head coaches, Mike Shanahan and Jay Gruden.
“What happened there would break a lot of people,” Griffin said, referring to his time in Washington.
Now in Cleveland, Griffin is ready to regain his role as a starting quarterback after not seeing the field in any capacity last season.
“After not playing football for a year I’m real appreciative of the Browns,” Griffin said, according to CSN Mid Atlantic. “I'm real exited about that.”
In 37 career games, Griffin has completed 63.9% of his passes for 8,097 yards, 40 touchdowns and 23 interceptions.