It's the decision we expected from Jackson, who anointed Griffin as Cleveland's starter before the season opener. Recently activated off injured reserve, the veteran quarterback hasn't appeared in a game since suffering a broken bone in his non-throwing shoulder in that ill-fated Week 1 loss to the Eagles.
Under contract through next season, Griffin was sold to fans in August as a potential long-term answer under center. His inability to stay healthy come September, though, looms as a major red flag for any team that sees him as more than a spot starter.
Forward-thinking Browns fans might wonder why Kessler wouldn't simply finish out the season. His two concussions are one possible reason, but don't ignore the bleak win-loss column. Jackson clearly believes Griffin gives the Browns their best chance for a victory -- which is exactly how he felt before Week 1.