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Robert Griffin III signs with Cleveland

If any coach can revitalize RGIII's career it is Hue Jackson, but if any team is most dysfunctional than Washington, it's Cleveland.

If any coach can revitalize RGIII’s career it is Hue Jackson, but if any team is most dysfunctional than Washington, it’s Cleveland.

We’ll see.

Purely based on history of the franchise, Cleveland does not seem like the best place for Robert Griffin III to go to revive his career. Actually, it seems like it could be an even bigger train wreck than what it was in Washington.

But, Hue Jackson has worked wonders with quarterbacks and raved about RGIII from his meetings with him on March 18 and 19. He’s willing to take a shot on the former Heisman Trophy winner who took the league by storm as a rookie before falling off in dramatic fashion over the next few years.

Griffin was released by Washington on March 7 and now the Browns have announced they have signed him to a two-year deal.

Clearly, Cleveland needed a quarterback as Josh McCown simply was not the answer and Johnny Manziel was a bust for off the field issues that led to his release.

Jackson worked wonders with Andy Dalton the past four years in Cincinnati. Before that he revitalized the career of Carson Palmer and nearly took the Oakland Raiders to the playoffs in his one years as their head coach. Before that he worked with Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan, helping make them become what they are today.

So maybe he is the guy to revive Griffin’s career.

There is no denying that Griffin has incredible talent. The problem is, he was not developed in a dysfunctional organization in Washington, and if any franchise is more dysfunctional than Washington, it’s Cleveland.

And if the Browns select a quarterback with the second overall pick, which ESPN’s Adam Schefler says the Browns still want to do, it only creates another disastrous situation like when Washington drafted Kirk Cousins only a few rounds later.

But, if anybody can help Griffin, it’s Jackson and there is no competition right now for Griffin. He can just get back to playing football in a place with low expectations and little pressure.

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