Most disappointing Cleveland Browns quarterbacks: 10. Robert Griffin III (2016)
In 2016, Cleveland took a chance on a former NFL Offensive Player of the Year — and No. 2 overall pick — when they signed Robert Griffin III to a two-year, $15 million deal. RG3 joined the Browns after spending four seasons in Washington.
He was 9-6 as a rookie with Washington and threw 3,200 yards with a 20-to-5 touchdown-to-interception ratio. But then things fell apart as a knee injury suffered in the postseason took away some of his threat as a runner. Griffin was just 5-15 in the next two seasons and then spent 2015 inactive.
Once he was free to test the open market, he worked out with the Browns and that was when former head coach Hue Jackson made the often-mocked claim that “it felt like the Earth moved beneath my feet” when watching Griffin throw the ball.
Jackson named RG3 the starter for the 2016 season but was injured in the season opener. He returned to the lineup in Week 14 and started the remainder of the season. Griffin wasn’t exactly effective and finished with a 1-4 mark on the season (their only win that year) while completing just 59.2 percent of his passes with more picks (3) than touchdowns (2).
He was released following that season, ending his tenure just one year into his contract.