The Cleveland Browns have nothing to lose this season so, with the news that QB, Robert Griffin will compete with Cody Kessler and Josh McCown, no one should be too shocked. The good news for the Browns is, they have their Bye Week approaching before they take on the Cincinnati Bengals on December 11th a home. This will give the Browns and Griffin more time to see where his shoulder is at.
But, does he deserve a chance to earn his job back?
Yes, he does. In his first and only start for the Browns, this season RG3 was not terrible as he completed 12 passes for 190 yards in a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. But the issue got deeper for the Browns as they were forced to rely on other arms but their losses have continued to mount. With the possibility of a 0-16 season staring them in the face, the return of RG3 may just be what they need for a confidence builder.[embedit snippet=”2″]
There is no way he can save the season but with the Bengals coming to town with their highly dysfunctional team, there is a great chance at their first win of the season. And how fitting it would be if he would be the one to lead them to that after missing all but one game? The Browns rank at the bottom in most offensive and defense statistics and the majority of that is due to the ineffectiveness of their QB play. With a solid contributor under center, the entire mood of a team could change. With a player that has the skills that RG3 has, he can keep defenses on their heels with his arm and legs. By doing so, he can provide better chances for the ground game to get going as teams can no longer stack the line.
But, the main benefactor of his return will be Terrelle Pryor. Pryor and RG3 built a chemistry during the preseason but with RG3 out Pryor has still managed to catch 62 passes for a team-leading 855 yards and 4 touchdowns. While great numbers for the first-year receiver, imagine his stats with a capable QB.
The Browns and RG3 are tied at the hip. He was their starter when the season opened and he has the right to earn back his position if he’s fully healed.