Is RG3 the answer at quarterback for Cleveland?

By Steve Stout -

The Cleveland Browns apparently aren’t exactly sold on the idea that Robert Griffin III will be their quarterback of the future.

New head coach Hue Jackson has said that acquiring Griffin will not affect the team’s decision on drafting a quarterback.

Before Griffin landed in Cleveland, it was assumed that the Browns would draft a quarterback, then allow that rookie to learn behind Josh McCown for a season before taking over as the starter in 2017.

How Griffin fits into all this will be interesting to watch.

RG3 was fantastic in his rookie season with Washington in 2012, but injuries late in that season and early the next season hampered his development.

By 2015, he had been replaced as the starting QB by Kirk Cousins and was practicing with the scout team as a safety.

As offensive coordinator in Cincinnati the last few years, Jackson did a good job of developing quarterback Andy Dalton and finding ways to maximize his strengths and minimize his weaknesses.

Maybe he can do the same with RG3.


Jordan Spieth’s meltdown at the Masters last Sunday was incredible to watch.

He seemed to be cruising toward his second straight Masters title when he inexplicably took a 7 on the par-3 12th hole.

It all reminded me of Greg Norman’s collapse in the 1996 Masters.

Spieth really looked thrilled after Sunday’s round when he had to place the green jacket on winner Danny Willett.

Golf can be such a cruel game.


Trivia Time – Triad High School graduate Kristal Parker played on the LPGA Tour and won $774,513 from 1995 to 2006.

This week’s question – Who won the 1996 Masters when Greg Norman collapsed?

By Steve Stout

Reach Steve Stout at 652-1331 (ext. 1776) or on Twitter @udcstout

Reach Steve Stout at 652-1331 (ext. 1776) or on Twitter @udcstout

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