Robert Griffin III is back in the NFL after inking a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens.
According to ESPN, the Ravens initially brought the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner in to workout with receivers. But team officials came away so impressed with Griffin that he was called back in for another meeting, which ended with a contract agreement late Tuesday. General Manager Ozzie Newsome reportedly said Griffin, who hadn’t played in the league since 2016, “had a real good workout” with the team last week.
The Griffin signing adds depth to a Ravens quarterback situation that certainly qualifies as tenuous. Outside of starter Joe Flacco, the only other signal caller on the roster was 6-3 Liberty University product Josh Woodrum, who spent his entire rookie season last year on the practice squad. And Ryan Mallet, the team’s backup the last two seasons, is now an unrestricted free agent.
The second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Griffin’s career has been hampered by injuries since making the Pro Bowl in his rookie season with the Washington Redskins and becoming the face of the league. He was cut by the Redskins in 2016 then landed in Cleveland, where he was unable to stay healthy and played just five games.