It appears Robert Griffin III will get another chance to be a starter in the NFL.
The Cleveland Browns announced Thursday that they have signed the former Washington Redskins quarterback.
The deal is worth $15 million over two years, with a $3.5-million signing bonus and $6.75 million in total guarantees, according to FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo.
"I'm excited about the opportunity to join the Dawg Pound and help build something here in Cleveland," Griffin said in a statement. "Coach Hue (Jackson) and Pep (Hamilton), 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.
"I'm just excited to come in and compete. Nothing's ever been given to me in my life, so I just want to go out and compete with the guys and grow with this team. I feel like that's all I'm really focused on."
Jackson thought extremely highly of Griffin after his recent visit to Cleveland, and ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Browns head coach was "instrumental in getting this deal done."
"I think he humbled himself a little bit," Jackson said of Griffin at Tuesday's AFC coaches breakfast. "Know that he has a lot of work to do ahead of him to get himself back to where he was. But I think he's willing to do the work. He's trying to find a football team that's the best fit for him."
Griffin now joins Josh McCown, Austin Davis, and Connor Shaw as quarterbacks on the Browns roster. Whether he will be their official starter has yet to be seen, but he will certainly get the opportunity to win the job in training camp.
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