New Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson met with Robert Griffin III over the weekend and called the QB a "tremendous talent" at the annual NFL meetings in Boca Raton, Florida.
Don’t go buying your custom jerseys just yet, though, Browns fans. Cleveland still has plenty of due diligence to do on RG3, plus it still has an eye toward San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the upcoming NFL Draft.
"It was a great meeting. I think he’s obviously a tremendous talent and a great young man," Jackson told NFL Media’s Steve Wyche. "He had a lot of success early in Washington and then things just didn’t work out. Those things happen in the National Football League.’
Then, the disclaimer:
"We are going through our process,” Jackson said. "We’re going to be very diligent in what we are doing — trying to make sure that we put the right quarterbacks on our football team and in that quarterback room. And that’s one of my biggest responsibilities and also one of our organization’s biggest responsibilities."
The Browns, who cut ties with troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel earlier this month, also have the second overall pick in April’s NFL Draft, which they could use to land a potential franchise QB — Cal’s Jared Goff and North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz being the popular names .
In the meantime, they can continue making calls to learn more about RG3 and keep working on a potential trade for Kaepernick while they are huddled in South Florida with the rest of the NFL world’s brass.