1. Robert Griffin III, Quarterback
Various phrases have been associated with Griffin since signing with the Browns, most notably as a “reclamation project”. That term is not shared by every Browns fan, as NFL fans have seen RG3 already have a high level of success early on in his career with the Washington Redskins.
Griffin may be a “reclamation project”, but he is also poised to break through and play well for Cleveland. After all, there is no way to go but up after not playing last season.
Still, what the Browns have done in the past with quarterbacks did not work. Griffin’s signing is a bit out of the box, but who says he cannot be Cleveland’s answer long-term? We have not seen him play one down of meaningful football as a Brown yet.
Griffin has been to the playoffs more recently than Cleveland. He is also not as much of a risk as previous Browns quarterbacks thanks to how his contract was structured.
Griffin has thrown for 8,097 yards with 40 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. He also has rushed for 1,480 yards and eight touchdowns on 244 attempts.
Griffin has a very strong-arm and is still a very capable dual quarterback. No one can teach athleticism and Griffin has not lost that since the last time he was on the field.
Besides, Griffin is being coached by Jackson. If anyone can get the most out of Griffin, while possibly get him back to the player he was, then Jackson is Cleveland’s best bet.