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Robert Griffin III | Free Agent QB

Date of Birth:  02/12/1990
Age:  31
Height  6'2"
Weight:   218
College:  Baylor
Drafted:  2012 | Round 1 | Pick 2
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Robert Griffin III | Free Agent QB


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Robert Griffin III | Free Agent QB

The Ravens waived Robert Griffin III.

Griffin spent the past three years with Baltimore and was a good resource for Lamar Jackson, but the Ravens probably feel Trace McSorley is more than capable in the backup quarterback spot. Griffin has said he wants to become a starter in the league again, but the former No. 2 overall pick hasn't been a full-time starter since the 2016 season. Still, RG3 is still just 30 years old, and we'll see where he lands.

Robert Griffin III | Free Agent QB

Robert Griffin III (hamstring) has been placed on injured reserve.

RGIII battled through a hamstring injury suffered at the end of the first half of Wednesday's loss to Pittsburgh, but he was pulled late for Trace McSorley. The team is hopeful that Lamar Jackson (reserve/COVID-19 list) will be eligible to play next Tuesday night; if not, McSorley would draw the start and can be an upside streamer because of his dual-threat ability in a good matchup.

Robert Griffin III | Free Agent QB

Robert Griffin III could miss up to eight weeks due to his fractured thumb, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

It was recently reported that the Ravens were optimistic that the fracture would have him back for the regular season, but Schefter's four-to-eight-week timetable makes it sound uncertain. Baltimore will likely sign a veteran—if only for the summer—to join a quarterback room that currently has Lamar Jackson and Trace McSorley as the only healthy options.

Robert Griffin III | Free Agent QB

Robert Griffin III has a small fracture in his thumb, according to Jeff Zrebiec.

The former No. 2 overall pick is expected to be back for the regular season, and he will surely be around the team to help Lamar Jackson heading into his second year. In the meantime, sixth-round pick Trace McSorley will get a chance to impress as the backup, but the Ravens will almost certainly add another quarterback in the very near future.

Robert Griffin III | Free Agent QB

The Ravens are re-signing Robert Griffin III, according to Ian Rapoport.

While it took some time, this was fully expected to happen. Baltimore should be extremely comfortable with their backup quarterback situation, as RGIII can step in and play at a high level, and he's also a great mentor for young franchise quarterback Lamar Jackson. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh even went as far as saying he thinks the former Redskins star's best football is ahead of him earlier this offseason. Because of his rushing ability mixed with his prowess as a passer, Griffin would likely be in the QB1 mix if he's forced into action in the event of a Jackson injury in 2019.

Robert Griffin III | Free Agent QB

Robert Griffin III goes 0/2 in Week 14.

Griffin was put into the game in a tough spot against the Chiefs, as he had to try to help them convert on a long down-and-distance in overtime after Lamar Jackson left with an ankle injury. Griffin made a nice throw on the final pass of the game, but the pass down the field fell incomplete. It's unclear if Griffin will remain the backup moving forward even if Joe Flacco gets closer to 100%, but he's obviously not a fantasy option at the moment.

Robert Griffin III | Free Agent QB

Robert Griffin III gets time in Week 13.

Lamar Jackson left briefly to be looked at for a concussion, and RGIII went 2/4 for 21 yards. The former No. 2 pick would probably play well if given an opportunity, but he's obviously not a fantasy option right now.

Robert Griffin III | Free Agent QB

The Ravens have agreed to a one-year deal with Robert Griffin III.

After a one-year hiatus, RGIII is back in the NFL. Baltimore explored signing Griffin last summer, but they opted to go with Ryan Mallett as the backup quarterback. Griffin is now 28, but this is still a very intriguing signing for both sides. For the Ravens, Joe Flacco is 33 and dealt with back issues last preseason—but he's a former Super Bowl champion and the clear starter. Still, this is a good landing spot for RGIII after no teams gave him an opportunity in 2017, and he has the talent as a passer to turn his career around. Remember, Griffin is the last quarterback for the Browns to win a game (Week 17 of the 2016 season). The 2012 Rookie of the Year is likely to be Flacco's backup this season and will look to show enough to stick around in Baltimore or get another chance someplace else.

Robert Griffin III | Free Agent QB

The Ravens are discussing bringing in RGIII for a workout.

Team owner Steve Bisciotti said this at a fan forum, according to Jeff Zrebiec. Baltimore has also had discussions with Colin Kaepernick. Despite breakdown in his throwing mechanics, Robert Griffin III probably offers more upside as a quarterback than Kaepernick does. Griffin just had a workout with the Chargers early this week.

Robert Griffin III | Free Agent QB

RGIII leaves workout with Chargers without a deal.

Ian Rapoport says says it was a "positive workout" for Robert Griffin III, who's trying to find a team after he spent one season with the Browns. RGIII, while he's had trouble staying healthy, is definitely the best quarterback available right now, and he could get a call at some point during the preseason if the Chargers don't end up signing him soon.

Robert Griffin III | Free Agent QB

Robert Griffin III will workout for the Chargers tomorrow, according to Adam Schefter.

This will be RGIII's first known workout since being released by the Browns. Schefter says RGIII has been working out in Florida with Pep Hamilton, so he's been preparing for his opportunity. For as much publicity Colin Kaepernick gets from the media clamoring for him to have another opportunity, Griffin has also been without a job and is a better quarterback than Kaepernick. Kellen Clemens is the current Chargers backup quarterback, and we would think RGIII has a good chance of getting an opportunity to compete for a roster spot in training camp. The former Rookie of the Year is still only 27.

Robert Griffin III | Free Agent QB

The Seahawks are interested in Robert Griffin III as a backup to Russell Wilson, according to Sheil Kapadia.

Pete Carroll was on the radio today and said the team is looking to add competition behind Wilson, and comfirmed that it included RGIII and fellow free agent Colin Kaepernick. It is surprising that more teams are not interested in Griffin III, who we think can still be a really good quarterback in the NFL. Seattle would be a decent fit, but the only way he would see the field would be an injury to Wilson. Perhaps RGIII will wait until a potential injury occurs, but the Seahawks' interest is real if their head coach was being truthful on the radio.

Robert Griffin III | Free Agent QB

The Browns are releasing quarterback Robert Griffin III, according to multiple reports.

This was expected after the trade for Brock Osweiler (who also may be off the Browns at some point this offseason). RGIII lasts one season in Cleveland (he appeared in five games and threw two touchdowns and three interceptions), and now will look for a new home. The Jets could be interested in Griffin as a starter, but otherwise, there are not may openings out there for him to start. It's pretty amazing the fall RGIII has had since his outstanding rookie season. Of course, injuries have been a major issue and reason the derailment as occurred. Hopefully the former Rookie of the Year can bounce back.

RGIII was 29/40 for 232 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Browns' overtime loss to Pittsburgh.

Griffin did enough to get the Browns a field goal in overtime, but the Steelers scored a touchdown with their possession. The real question is whether or not Griffin did enough to be the starter for the Browns or someone else in 2017. In five starts this season, he completed 59.2% of his passes for 886 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. He also rushed 31 times for 190 yards (6.1 YPC) and two touchdowns. We would argue that rookie Cody Kessler looked better and should get a chance to be the starter, but it's anyone's guess what Cleveland will do at the position this season.

Robert Griffin III | Free Agent QB

RGIII leaves game with concussion; Browns get their first win to avoid going 0-16.

Robert Griffin III was 17/25 for 164 yards, along with 42 yards rushing on six carries. Griffin was sacked seven times by the Chargers and suffered a concussion late in the game. RGIII is questionable at best for Week 17.

Robert Griffin III | Free Agent QB

Robert Griffin III scores another rushing touchdown in Browns loss.

RGIII was 17/28 for 196 yards, along with eight carries for 48 yards and a touchdown against the Bills. Griffin showed he still has plenty of athletic ability on his rushing touchdown. The 0-14 Browns will attempt to get their first win on Christmas Eve against the Chargers.

Robert Griffin III | Free Agent QB

Robert Griffin III was 12/28 for 104 yards and one interception in Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Bengals, adding seven carries for 31 yards and one touchdown.

The rushing touchdown came on a quarterback sneak. It was RGIII's first game-action since Week 1, so he was understandably rusty. Griffin III has some streaming appeal for Week 15 against the Bills, as he will try to show something to the Browns or someone else for next season.

Robert Griffin III | Free Agent QB

Robert Griffin III to start for the Browns this Sunday against Cincinnati.

RGIII will get four games to show the Browns that he can be their quarterback heading into 2017. A win in one of these games would go a long way (and the Browns wouldn't go winless). He obviously has a ton of ability and should be fun to watch over these last few games. He might become a fantasy option for the fantasy playoffs, so he's worth an add. We would advise against starting him in his first game back against the Bengals, however.

Robert Griffin III | Free Agent QB

Griffin (shoulder) returned to practice on Wednesday.

After he went down in Week 1, it looked like RGIII was done for the year, but he will return as early as this week versus the Giants. The Browns will want to see what they have with Griffin going into next season, and the former second overall pick will be auditioning for all 32 NFL teams. McCown should still start this week, but with a Week 13 bye, the Browns could decide to give RGIII the final four games. Griffin has QB1 potential and is a good speculative add.

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