Cleveland Browns: Breaking down the notable 2017 roster subtractions
I imagine that Robert Griffin III looks in the mirror sometimes and wonders where it all went wrong.
He was one of the hottest names in football back in 2012, only for fans to groan when he was signed and made the team’s starting quarterback just over a year ago.
As much as the front office and coaching staff wanted to avoid the topic of tanking, that was clearly the intention last year. Anyone who watched a game knows that.
The roster was stripped of talent, while the team passed on Carson Wentz and committed to Griffin, who is no longer close to the player he once was. To be fair to him, he wasn’t given much to work with last year.
No matter how positive Hue Jackson tried to spin it, Griffin was never in the Browns’ long-term plans. It was clear from the start he wasn’t the same player, as his injuries drove home the point that it is impossible for him to stay healthy for an entire season.
Griffin was a likable guy, and never did anything off the field to make fans dislike him, but it was tough to watch him when he was healthy last season. Letting him go was a no-brainer.