John Harbaugh would love to have Robert Griffin III back with Baltimore Ravens
Believe it or not, Robert Griffin III is still in the NFL. This past season, he served as the Baltimore Ravens’ third-string quarterback behind Lamar Jackson and Joe Flacco, throwing six passes on the year.
However, in spite of Griffin’s lack of action in 2018, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh thinks that the signal-caller still has some good years of football left in him.
Catching up on some podcasts including the great @PardonMyTake where Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh says he hopes RG3 is back with the Ravens and he truly believes and he BOLDLY emphasized “RG3’s best years of football are ahead of him” #Ravens
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 6, 2019
This seems more like lip service on Harbaugh’s part than anything else, as it seems hard to fathom that Griffin, who is now 29 years old with an extensive injury history, will get better as time progresses.
There was a brief moment where it looked like Griffin was one of the top up and coming stars in the NFL, as his play during his rookie campaign back in 2012 elevated the Washington Redskins and helped them win the NFC East division title, but since then, knee issues have derailed Griffin’s career to the point where he has not played at all in two of the last four seasons.
Griffin, who played his collegiate football at the University of Oregon, was originally selected by the Redskins with the second overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.
After making the Pro Bowl during his rookie campaign, Griffin started 13 games during his second season and was clearly not the same, throwing 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
The following season, Griffin started just seven games and eventually lose his job to Kirk Cousins, and in March 2016, the Redskins ended up cutting Griffin.
Griffin then landed with the Cleveland Browns, where he started all of five games.
He ended up with the Ravens in April 2018.