RGIII joins Cleveland

Robert Griffin III has joined Cleveland Browns on a two-year deal, it has been confirmed by NFL.com.

He could earn a total of $15 million with $6.75m guaranteed, according to the NFL. He is set to make $7.5m in 2016, with a signing bonus of $3.5m.

The free agent quarterback had been released by Washington Redskins after not playing a single snap during the 2015 season.

But he has been handed a chance to resurrect his NFL career with the Browns, who have a hit-and-miss track record at recruiting quarterbacks and recently cut Johnny Manziel.

"I'm excited at the opportunity to join the Dawg Pound and help build something here in Cleveland," Griffin III said.

"Coach Hue [Jackson] and Pep [Hamilton], I had a great meeting with them. I really believe in what they preach and how they can help not only me as a player but this team win games. That's what we're all about.

"I'm just excited to come in and compete. Nothing's ever been given to me in my life, so I just want to go out and compete with the guys and grow with this team. I feel that's all I'm really focused on."

Griffin III was the No 2 pick in the 2012 Draft and helped Washington into the play-offs in his rookie season. A knee injury has hampered his career and he lost his starting spot to Kirk Cousins last season.