After not playing at all last season with the Redskins, Robert Griffin III is getting the keys to the Cleveland Browns.
Cleveland coach Hue Jackson announced Griffin would be Cleveland’s starting quarterback moving forward.
If Griffin makes it out of camp healthy and starts for Cleveland in its opener on Sept. 11 in Philadelphia against the Eagles, he will become the 25th starting quarterback for the Browns since their return as an expansion team in 1999.
The Browns visit New Miami Stadium for the Dolphins’ home opener in Week 3 on Sept. 25.
Cleveland also has Josh McCown, Austin Davis and Cody Kessler in camp after sending former first-round pick Johnny Manziel on his way.
"It's time. Robert has earned the right to be named the starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns," Jackson told the Browns’ website.
"Since he was signed back in March, Robert has made it clear through his actions that he is willing to do everything that has been asked of him to earn this role. Throughout this process he has gained the respect from his teammates, the coaching staff and the entire organization that is necessary for him to lead our offense and really the entire team.”
Now in his fifth season out of Baylor, Griffin electrified the Redskins as a rookie after being the second overall pick in 2012.
In his first season, Griffin set rookie records for passer rating (102.4), interception percentage (1.27) and rushing yards by a quarterback (815) and was named Rookie of the Year by the AP. The following season, Griffin passed for 3,203 yards.
Knee problems have been a concern for Griffin the past few years after he was initially hurt in 2012.
The Redskins cut Griffin after he was inactive and did not play in 15 games last season.