Earlier Thursday, longtime NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III agreed to a new deal that could potentially spell the end of his football career.
Just a few hours ago, RGIII accepted a job to join ESPN as a college football and NFL in-game analyst. Griffin left the door open for a potential return to football, but for now he’ll gear up for his new job.
Not long after the announcement was made, Griffin’s wife, Grete, posted a message for the former quarterback on Instagram.
“New job who dis? 📞 Congratulations @rgiii ‼️🔥 Excited for everything the future has in store for you with ESPN. Go catch your dream, even if the dream needed some modifying😉 Proud of you baby!” she said on the post.
While RGII accepted the new position, he’s still leaving an open door back to the NFL if a team comes calling.
“ESPN has been great through this whole process and understanding that I still want to play,” Griffin said, per Joe Reedy of the Associated Press. “I still love the game. If that opportunity doesn’t come, I’ll be giving everything I have to ESPN and this process.”
We can’t wait to see RGII in his new role.