Yesterday, Robert Griffin III became Browns starting quarterback number twenty-five since 1999. The game didn't go well, and RGIII was rocked with a hit late in the fourth quarter after not making it out of bounds while running the ball - one of his listed failings from his stint in Washington, and a reason that he was considered to be an injury risk.
Articles that I read online after the game suspected that Griffin had suffered a shoulder sprain in his non-throwing shoulder, and that he thought he would be ready to play Baltimore next week.
Breaking news on nfl.com says that the Browns have just placed RGIII on injured reserve, which he must stay on for at least eight weeks if the Browns choose to use their "Designated to Return" IR spot on him. If not, his season ends with one start, and since the Browns are likely to draft one of the top QBs next year, it could end his Browns career. If it does, RGIII will be the 5th of the 25 QBs since 1999 to only have one start. (Austin Davis, from the other post wound up with two, and signed with the Broncos on September 3, 2016 after being let go by the Browns so he won't be available to bring back.)
Anyway, at the Syracuse show I did buy two RGIII Browns cards.
|(L-R): 2016 Panini Certified # ; 2016 Panini Certified - Mirror Green #|
In the meantime, at least the Browns kept Josh McCown, and I look forward to seeing him play next week.
I also picked up these cards from three other QBs of the 25.
|(L-R): 2000 Bowman's Best #143, (#/1499); 2000 Bowman Chrome - Refractors #229|
|Top (l-r): 2014 Panini Black Friday #20; 2015 Donruss - Throwback Rookies 1986 #23|
Bottom (l-r): 2015 Panini Certified - Skills #SK19; 2015 Panini Prizm - Prizm #83
|Top: 2014 Panini Prizm - Pink #230|
Bottom: 2014 Panini Certified - Red #213 (#/249)
I thought Josh McCown played well last year, and deserved a chance to remain the starter, but he is just a bridge to the future. Cody Kessler will become the backup, and I guess it looks like a good thing that the Browns signed Kevin Hogan to their practice squad, but they are both rookies with no experience. I really don't know who else is out there that would be a good pickup. I hope Josh McCown stays healthy.