These days, you can find Robert Griffin III on ESPN broadcasts breaking down the happenings around the NFL.
But once upon a time, Griffin III was Heisman Trophy winner looking to reinvent in the game with his unique style of play. Injuries robbed him of building upon his stellar rookie campaign, but Griffin III isn’t giving up yet on a return to the NFL.
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FILE – In this Oct. 13, 2019, file photo Baltimore Ravens quarterback Robert Griffin III works out prior to an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Baltimore.
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Griffin III said Tuesday on The Rich Eisen Show that he would love to go to Chicago to serve as a mentor and backup to second-year quarterback Justin Fields.
“Going to Chicago with Justin Fields to try to help as much as I possibly can in that quarterback room would be a great situation,” Griffin III said.
Griffin added that much to the dismay of Washington fans, he would also entertain playing for Jerry Jones and the Cowboys. A move to Dallas would be a homecoming of sorts for Griffin III, who went to high school in Copperas Cove, Texas.
Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Cleveland Browns throws a pass during a voluntary minicamp on April 21, 2016 at the Cleveland Browns training facility in Berea, Ohio.
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“I’ve been reached out to from a plethora of teams,” Griffin III said. “Going back home to Texas with the Dallas Cowboys, I know a lot of Washington fans don’t want to hear that, but that would be a great situation for me. The Atlanta Falcons being there with [Marcus] Mariota and [Desmond] Ridder would be a great situation for me.”
The 32-year-old last suited up in the NFL with the Ravens from 2018-20. He received a spot start in 2020 due to the Ravens’ COVID-19 issues, with Baltimore falling to the Steelers, 19-14.
Robert Griffin III speaks onstage during round four of the 2022 NFL Draft on April 30, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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In his seven seasons combined with the Commanders, Browns and Ravens, Griffin III went 16-26 under center, earning his first and only Pro Bowl nomination in 2012.