Robert Griffin III Signs With The Ravens

RGIII is back.

The former Redskins and Browns quarterback has signed a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens.

“You look at the veteran quarterbacks out there,” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said to ESPN, “where we’re at right now, I’m pretty excited about this player. I’m really feeling like we got a steal. I really feel that way.”

Griffin was the second-overall pick in the 2012 draft in hopes of him becoming the Washington Redskins’ franchise quarterback.

He shined in the 2012 season with 3,200 yards, 20 touchdowns and a 102.4 QB rating. He won Offensive Rookie of the Year and made both the Pro Bowl and All-Rookie team.

An ACL injury sidelined him at the end of the season, which was just the start of an injury-plagued career. He was benched for all of the 2015 season before being released by the Redskins in 2016.

The Cleveland Browns went on to sign Griffin to a two-year deal. However, injuries limited him to just five games with the Browns.

Baltimore has been in need of another backup to Joe Flacco with only Josh Woodrum as the other QB on the roster.

Griffin was initially brought in to throw to receivers, according to ESPN, which led to a meeting with team officials before making an agreement Tuesday.

“He came in last week, worked out,” Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said. “He had a real good workout and we were able to come to an agreement late yesterday. He will probably be here early next week to sign the deal.”

 

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