Ozzie Newsome announces the addition of RG3. pic.twitter.com/gBM43MCQkI— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) April 4, 2018
Robert Griffin III returns to the NFL after not playing being signed to any team last season. He joins the team the Baltimore Ravens, the team he played when the devastating ACL injury that stunted his promising career happened in his rookie year. Griffin had a workout with the Chargers and the Ravens last year, but he did not get a contract anywhere in the league.
Griffin was supposed to be the future of the Redskins after they traded up from #6 to #2 with the Rams in 2012. The draft cost was huge(an additional two 1st round picks and a 2nd round pick), but an unnecessary collision with DT Haloti Ngata put his career in doubt. Griffin returned the following year after re-injuring his knee in a playoffs loss to the Seahawks, but he was never the same.
The Redskins picked up Griffin’s 5th year option, but he did not play in his 4th year with the team. Kirk Cousins took over and kept the starting job in Washington until he finally left in free agency this offseason. Griffin was released, and moved on to the Cleveland Browns where he signed a 2 year deal that was worth up to $22million. Griffin injured his shoulder in Week 1, and ended up only starting 5 games. He was released after the season.
Griffin joins the Ravens to be Joe Flacco’s backup. The Ravens only have one other QB on the roster, Josh Woodrum, an undrafted free agent out of Liberty in 2016. Details of the contract have not been released yet. The Ravens and Redskins usually play preseason games against each other which should be...fun.