The Robert Griffin III era in Cleveland didn't get off to a great start on Sunday. The Eagles—who were led by a rookie QB from an FCS program who could have ended up on the Browns during the 2016 NFL Draft if not for a trade made with Philly—stomped all over the beleaguered Cleveland franchise's nuts during a 29-10 win that sent the Browns to an 0-1 start to the season. And to add insult to injury, RGIII suffered, well, an injury that could prove to be devastating to the Browns.
According to ESPN reporter Adam Schefter, Griffin broke a bone in his left shoulder that could lead to him missing the rest of the NFL season:
The team placed RGIII on injured reserve, which will require the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, to miss at least eight games:
RGIII posted this on Twitter on Monday afternoon in response to his injury news:
The Browns signed the ex-Heisman winner this past March to be their starting quarterback, making him the 25th starting QB for the perpetually bad team since it returned to the NFL in 1999. On Sunday afternoon against Philly, he was 12-for-26 for 190 passing yards while adding another 37 on the ground. But he also took a really hard—and really unnecessary hit—at the end of the game that put him into the position he's in now:
Josh McCown, who started eight games for Cleveland last season, will take over the starting QB responsibilities for the foreseeable future.