After officially dumping Johnny Manziel earlier this month, the Cleveland Browns pick up a new quarterback in Robert Griffin III.
The team announced the signing on Thursday (March 24) for a two-year deal worth $15 million, including a $3.5 million signing bonus and a $3.25 million guaranteed salary in 2016, sources tell ESPN.
“This isn’t about me, to be honest with you. I just want to go out and help this team win football games,” RG3 said during a conference call. “I believe in what Coach Hue is preaching. I believe in Pep Hamilton and what they plan to do.
“That’s really what it’s about for me. It’s about the team, it’s about Coach believing in this team and the city,” he continued. “Otherwise, he wouldn’t have [taken] the job. And if he didn’t believe in what I could do, he wouldn’t have brought me to Cleveland with him. I’m just real excited about the opportunity. It’s not about me or my career. It’s about this team and growing with this team, and that’s what I set out to do.”
The 26-year-old was released by the Washington Redskins on March 7, two days before his 2016 option, worth $16.1 million, would’ve become guaranteed.
Cleveland now gives him a second chance… after struggles in DC.