Robert Griffin III is poised to resume his NFL profession near from where it began.
The previous Washington Redskins quarterback has actually reached agreement on a 1 year contract with the Baltimore Ravens, who enjoy the concept of having the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner backing up 10-year starter Joe Flacco.
” Undoubtedly, his character, he’s a positive man. He’s a very skilled quarterback,” coach John Harbaugh stated of Griffin on Wednesday. “He’s had a lot of success in this league early on. We’re delighted about it. We seemed like we required a No. 2 quarterback.”
Griffin’s last previous drop in an injury-riddled profession came in 2016 with the Cleveland Browns. He began five games, winning only one of them.
I seem like we got a steal. … He actually wished to be a Raven.
General supervisor Ozzie Newsome stated Griffin, 28, didn’t have far to travel before revealing the Ravens he can still fling the ball.
” He still lives in the D.C./ Virginia location,” Newsome said. “We were bringing in some receivers and we asked him if he would come in and toss and go through a complete workout for us. We just were able to come to a contract.”
The terms were finalized late Tuesday night, and Newsome expects RG3 to sign the agreement next week.
” I feel like we got a steal,” Harbaugh said. He truly desired to be a Raven.”
Tough 2 seasons
Griffin won the Heisman Trophy with Baylor before being chosen second general in the 2012 draft by the Redskins. He took pleasure in a mind-blowing novice season, tossing 20 goal passes and just 5 interceptions, however his profession took a decisive recession after he tore knee ligaments in a playoff loss to Seattle.
RG3 returned in 2013 however was benched after throwing 16 TD passes and 13 interceptions. The following season, a dislocated ankle restricted his efficiency.
Griffin missed out on the 2015 season after sustaining a concussion throughout the preseason. After being launched by Washington, he signed with the Browns in 2016.
He began the opener, sustained a shoulder injury and was put in injured reserve the following Monday. Griffin went back to play the final 4 video games and was the beginning quarterback the last time the Browns won, against San Diego on Dec. 24, 2016.