Robert Griffin III is getting another shot at the NFL. And he'll be playing near where his once-promising career took off.
Griffin was out of the NFL last season. It was his second season without playing a game in the last three.
In 2016, he was the starter for the Cleveland Browns. An early-season shoulder injury cost him all but five games that season.
He finished with a career low 59.2-completion percentage. He threw for 886 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions, and rushed for 190 yards and two scores.
Now, per reports, Robert Griffin III is heading to the Baltimore Ravens.
He will presumably fight for the back-up job behind Joe Flacco. From Baltimore Sun beat writer Jeff Zrebiec:
There is no guarantee that Griffin winds up making the roster. The Ravens could target a young developmental quarterback in the NFL Draft, which would make it hard for RG3 to stick as well.
The former Washington quarterback has now confirmed the reports. From his Twitter:
Griffin was a phenom during his college career at Baylor. He took home the Heisman in 2011, and was the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
As a rookie, Robert Griffin III was perhaps the most electrifying quarterback in the NFL, completing over 65-percent of his pass, and throwing for 3,200 yards, 20 touchdowns, and just five interceptions. He also ran for 815 yards and seven touchdowns. It would be awesome to see him solidify a role back in the NFL, but he has an uphill battle ahead of him.