Andrew Hawkins

RGIII intends to seize starting opportunity with Browns

Despite spending an entire season on Washington's bench, Robert Griffin III never doubted he'd be a starter again.

His belief became reality Monday, when coach Hue Jackson said "it's time" to give Griffin the opportunity to lead the Cleveland Browns on the field.

"As long as you don't give up and you keep working, you'll get another opportunity," Griffin said.

Jackson, who chose RG3 following a weekend in which the 26-year-old helped Cleveland's first-team offense in successful scrimmages, has lofty standards that Griffin will need to meet in order to keep the job.

"He has gained the respect from his teammates, the coaching staff and...