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Robert Griffin III to Work with QB Expert Tom House: Comments and Reaction

Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin III smiles during warm-ups before an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, in Philadelphia.  (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
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Danny WebsterAnalyst IIIMarch 25, 2016

New Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III is going to get some help with revitalizing his career.

Griffin will reportedly spend the offseason working with noted quarterback trainer Tom House, according to Jeff Darlington of NFL.com (h/t Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com).

House, a former Major League Baseball pitcher, is a motion-performance expert at 3DQB, which specializes in training quarterbacks. Among the names House has coached include New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton.

Cabot noted Dalton worked with House last year, and he posted a career-high 106.2 quarterback rating while leading the Bengals to the AFC North championship. Dalton also played under new Browns head coach Hue Jackson, who was the Bengals offensive coordinator last year.

Since storming onto the scene as the No. 2 overall pick in 2012, Griffin has suffered ongoing leg injuries and was eventually benched in favor of Kirk Cousins last year. After going 9-6 and leading the Redskins to the NFC East title in his rookie year, Griffin went 5-15 over his next two seasons while throwing 20 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.

Jackson spoke about the team's new signal-caller in a teleconference Thursday, per Patrick Maks of ClevelandBrowns.com:

I think we all know he’s a talented player, he’s a good person, a good young man. The guy can throw a football, he can run a football. And this past year he didn’t play. I think he learned a lot, I think he humbled himself a little bit, he knows he’s got a lot of work to do ahead of him to get himself back to where he was, but I think he’s willing to do the work.

With House's track record, Griffin appears to be getting the best training possible. He has a long way to go before looking like the quarterback he was in his rookie year, but he'll have the tools to begin the comeback process.

 

Stats courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.com. Follow Danny Webster on Twitter.

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