On Sunday, Robert Griffin III’s offer to join the Cleveland Browns was rejected Adam Schefter ESPN reported that former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco will join the team’s practice squad.
Following the news, Griffin reached out to X, formerly known as Twitter, to mock the Browns’ decision to sign Flacco instead of himself.
Griffin, 33, recently added his name to the Browns’ list of potential quarterback options following Deshaun Watson’s season-ending shoulder injury. Speaking on his “RG3 and The Ones” podcast on Nov. 16, Griffin placed himself in the spotlight as the answer to a Browns team looking to keep its Super Bowl aspirations alive.
“I can go out there and officiate for the Cleveland Browns and help them win the Super Bowl title they want,” Griffin said.
Griffin’s most recent NFL experience came in 2020, when he appeared in four games (one game) with the Baltimore Ravens, completing 8 of 14 passes for 42 yards. Griffin has ties to the Browns, having played for the club for one season in 2016. The former Heisman Trophy winner went 1-4 in his first game with Cleveland, throwing for 886 yards and two touchdowns.
Flacco, 38, has outperformed Griffin in recent years, throwing for 1,051 yards and five touchdowns in five games (four starts) for the New York Jets in 2022.
While Flacco will begin his Cleveland career on the practice squad, expect the veteran signal-caller to be promoted to the 53-man roster and be the backup to rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson.
On Sunday, Thompson-Robinson led the Browns to a 13-10 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers for the second time this season, completing 24 of 43 passes for 165 yards and one interception.