Friday, March 2, 2012
Poll results: Starting Browns QB in 2012
By Jamison Hensley
The Cleveland Browns should trade up and draft Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. Well, that's the opinion of the AFC North blog family.
In a SportsNation poll, 44 percent of voters said RG3 should be the Browns' starting quarterback in 2012. Unlike the NFL combine, RG3 wasn't the runaway winner in this race. Colt McCoy received 37 percent in a poll that drew more than 10,000 votes, which shows that he made an impression in his first full season as the Browns' starter.
Multiple teams have had talks with the St. Louis Rams about the No. 2 pick, where Griffin is expected to get drafted. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported earlier this week that the Rams have decided to trade the pick and have had discussions with the Browns (No. 4), Washington Redskins (No. 6) and Miami Dolphins (No. 8), each of whom is scheduled to pick in the top eight in April's draft.
The quarterback who received the third-most votes in the poll was soon-to-be free agent Matt Flynn (15 percent). Texas A&M's Ryan Tannehill, a first-round quarterback prospect, finished a distant fourth with 4 percent.