A former star quarterback is lobbying to be Deshaun Watson's replacement in Cleveland. Robert Griffin III, a former NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year winner, said he can help the Browns fulfill their Super Bowl aspirations if they sign him.
Griffin gave three reasons why the Browns should acquire his services. The team is recently slated to go with rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson under center with Watson done for the year after suffering a serious shoulder injury during last Sunday's win over the Ravens.
The Browns should start me as quarterback," Griffin recently said on his podcast. "One, at 33 years old, I understand the game better than I ever have in my entire career.
I know how to slide, and I know when to slide. That was a huge issue in my eight years in the NFL. But I've learned. I've learned from my mistakes and I'm ready to showcase that I can get it done."
Griffin then alluded to Watson's performance during the second half of last week's come-from-behind win in Baltimore, saying he could do what Watson did while completing each of his 14 pass attempts (with a fractured shoulder) after halftime.
"Of those 14 passes, there weren't really any of them that you would say were $230 million worthy passes," Griffin said. "All they needed him to do was manage the game because them dogs they got over there on defense, starting with Myles Garrett.
Well, guess what? I can do that! I can go out there and manage a game for the Cleveland Browns and help them go on a Super Bowl run that they want to go on."