Robert Griffin III speaks out on starting for the Ravens in Week 17
The Baltimore Ravens have been the NFL’s biggest surprise in 2019. They’ve played themselves into the number one seed in the AFC behind second-year quarterback Lamar Jackson’s MVP-caliber play. They sit at 13-2, with one week left in the 2019 campaign.
Coach John Harbaugh now has the luxury of sitting his key players for Week 17’s matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, being that it’s meaningless. The Ravens already announced that Jackson would be taking a seat, paving the way for backup quarterback Robert Griffin III to get his first start of the season.
Griffin is not thinking about the start as an individual opportunity. It’s about the team.
“This game’s not about me. It’s about the team. Those guys in front of me, those guys going out there with me every play are looking to play at a high level, looking to go out and execute. So, I’m not going to make this game about me.” Griffin said on Tuesday, via the team’s official website.
The No. 2 overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, Griffin became a sensation in the league quickly due to his dual-threat abilities. However, injuries promptly derailed his career. He will receive his first start in three years on Sunday.
It’s going to be pretty tough sledding for Griffin. The Pittsburgh defense has been stingy all season long and will be playing .to get into the postseason. For the Steelers to make the playoffs, they need to win Sunday’s game and get a little help from the Houston Texans in their bout against the Tennessee Titans.