Robert Griffin III is making the most of his new lease on life. The first-year Cleveland Browns starting quarterback is coming off a tremendous preseason performance that saw him display the talent we witnessed during his rookie campaign with the Washington Redskins.

Now, heading into his first regular season start with the Browns, it appears that Griffin III has gained the trust and respect of his new teammates.

Less than a year removed from being jettisoned from D.C. quicker than a third-party candidate running for president, Griffin III has been named one of Cleveland’s four team captains.