Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III seems to be a victim of circumstance and bad luck more than anything else.
In just his first game with his new team, Griffin III suffered a broken bone in his non-throwing shoulder. It came on a late-game scramble that defined the early and successful stages of the quarterback’s career.
Now, placed on injured reserve and potentially done for the season, Griffin III is not going to rush himself back.
“God-willing I’ll come back this year, but it’s not anything I’m going to rush into,” the quarterback said Wednesday, via Cleveland.com’s May Kay Cabot.
Griffin III cannot be activated from IR for eight weeks. Though, it’s being reported that the team will reevaluate him sooner than that.
It will be very tough for RGIII to make it back on the #Browns roster this year. Evaluation after 3-4 weeks, then he may need surgery.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2016
Should it be shown that Griffin III needs surgery, he will likely be shut down for the season.
On the surface, there’s really no reason for the quarterback to rush himself back. It’s already looking like a lost season for the ever-changing Browns and their new front office.
If he’s indeed part of their future, why risk further injury playing for a bottom-rung team?
With Griffin III out of action, veteran Josh McCown will be under center for the foreseeable future. Including his stint in Cleveland last season, McCown boasts a 2-17 record in his past 19 starts.