“It’s time. Robert has earned the right to be named the starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns,” head coach Hue Jackson said in a statement. “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.”
It’s clear that he has the respect of his teammates and, more importantly, a head coach that wants to see him succeed, which could work wonders for Griffin’s confidence.