Ironically enough, Robert Griffin III’s first play with the Cleveland Browns looked a lot like his entire career in Washington: A flash of brilliance followed by a small injury.
After watching the Browns defense for the first six minutes of the game on Friday, RG3 and the Browns offense finally hit the field against the Packers with just under nine minutes left in the first quarter, and what happened next wowed fans across Northern Ohio.
On Cleveland’s first play from scrimmage, RG3 connected with Terrelle Pryor for a 49-yard bomb.
The only downside of the completion is that Griffin took a shot to the knee that kept him on the ground for a few extra seconds. After Griffin got up, Browns fans started celebrating their new star-studded receiving connection.
I’ve watched that RG3 throw to Terrell Pryor 100 times and I think I need ketamine or something to calm me down.
— Ben Natan (@TheBenNatan) August 13, 2016
RG3 with the DEEP ball to Terrelle Pryor! SUPER BOWL!!!!!!
— CLE Sports Nation (@CLEVE216LAND_) August 13, 2016
On the first series alone, RG3 hit Pryor three times for a total of 57 yards.
Unfortunately for Browns fans, the excitement didn’t last long: Griffin would throw an interception five plays later.
RG3 would only play one more series, and the Browns’ starting quarterback finished his night 4 of 8 for 67 yards.
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