Robert Griffin III era has hit a serious snag in Cleveland Browns.

The quarterback suffered a seriously injured left shoulder in season opener loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, then he was placed on the Browns injured reserve.

Robert Griffin III

Griffin passed for 190 yards and rushed for another 37 in what could end up being his only start of the season. The new policy does not require teams to identify their IR-designated to return candidate in advance, so Griffin still has opportunities to return in early November after missing at least eight games.

That is a huge blow for Brown. Now the Brown, fully in rebuilding mode, hope that Griffin can return to the excellent state of the 2012 rookie season. He had brought hopes to others during the preseason.

Now, our attention is focused on 37-year-old Josh McCown. Last season he started eight games for the Browns, made an 8-7 record. Due to quarterback’s injuries during the preseason, Brown get many deals for McCown’s offer, but fortunately, they were not impressed. Another option they have now is the third-round pick this year Cody Kessler.

Browns only hope that this year draft pick can be going to grow so as to lay the foundation for future re-energized.