New Browns QB RG3 Says He Has ‘Massive Chip’ on Shoulder

(Photo: Amber Searls, USA TODAY Sports)
(Photo: Amber Searls, USA TODAY Sports)

Even as he relaunches his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns, Robert Griffin III isn’t leaving the past completely behind.

In an introductory news conference Wednesday with his new team, Griffin mostly eschewed talk of his potential role in Cleveland. But the quarterback promised to bring a starter’s mindset to the table after a rocky four-year stint with the Washington Redskins ended with the former Heisman Trophy winner and No. 2 overall draft pick’s release in March.

“I’m not trying to let any baggage hold me down, but I have a massive chip on my shoulder,” Griffin said.

He joins a franchise in flux as coach Hue Jackson, executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown and chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta enter their first year together. The Browns’ longstanding struggles weren’t lost on Griffin.

“I know the history of Cleveland, and sometimes guys don’t want to come here,” said RG3. “But I wanted to come here.”

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