Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

Quarterback #10
Team: Baltimore Ravens
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 223 lb.
Born:February 12, 1990
Drafted:2012 / Rd. 1 (2)
Draft Team:WAS

Robert Griffin III: Shows to be decent backup

Griffin appeared in seven games in 2019, completing 23 of 38 passes for 225 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. He added 20 rushing attempts for 70 yards.

Analysis: The veteran was a serviceable backup to Lamar Jackson, completing over 60 percent of his passes and eating up snaps when games were decided with time remaining. Griffin wasn't quite sharp enough to revive his stock as a potential starter elsewhere, however. He struggled in his lone start, going 11-for-21 for 96 yards and a pick. Griffin is under contract through 2020, so he should be expected to reprise his role as the backup this coming season unless Baltimore unexpectedly decides it's comfortable with Trace McSorley as its No.2 behind Jackson.

January 23, 2020 11:50 AM EST

Robert Griffin III: Fails to impress against Steelers

Griffin completed 11 of 21 pass attempts for 96 yards and an interception Sunday against the Steelers. He also carried eight times for 50 yards in the 28-10 win.

Analysis: Griffin struggled to connect with his receivers, completing just over half his passes while averaging 4.6 yards per attempt. He did his best Lamar Jackson impression as a runner, however, and gashed the Pittsburgh defense for 6.3 yards per carry. Griffin also took three sacks and turned the ball over once, so, despite the victory and flashy rushing stats, it wasn't exactly an ideal performance. The veteran should return to the bench during the postseason and should only see the field again in the event of a blowout or an injury to Jackson.

December 29, 2019 5:47 PM EST

Robert Griffin III: Getting Week 17 spot start

Griffin will start the Ravens' Week 17 matchup against the Steelers after coach John Harbaugh ruled out Lamar Jackson for the regular-season finale, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: With Sunday's victory in Cleveland, Baltimore has locked down the No. 1 seed in the AFC side of the postseason, so Harbaugh won't take any chances with the team's franchise signal-caller. Griffin hasn't seen much more than spot duty this season in six appearances, completing 12 of 17 passes for 129 yards, one touchdown and one interception while turning 12 carries into 20 yards.

December 23, 2019 11:51 AM EST

Robert Griffin III: Sharp in mop-up duty

Griffin completed all six of his passes for 55 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Dolphins. He added four rushing attempts for nine yards.

Analysis: The Ravens brought in Griffin in the fourth quarter and he led a pair of drives, including a scoring drive that ended in a touchdown pass to Mark Andrews. It was Griffin's first game action since last season after he missed the preseason with a thumb injury.

September 9, 2019 11:27 AM EST

Robert Griffin III: Fully cleared

Head coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Griffin is "fully cleared" of his thumb injury, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Griffin originally sustained the hairline fracture to his right thumb in late July. Now healthy, the 29-year-old can be prepared to back up starter Lamar Jackson for Week 1 against Miami.

September 2, 2019 2:18 PM EST

Robert Griffin III: Week 1 availability still expected

Ravens coach John Harbaugh still expects Griffin (thumb) to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season, Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Griffin has yet to appear in any preseason action after suffering a hairline fracture in his right thumb during a late-July open practice, but he's expected to be available as starter Lamar Jackson's primary backup in a Week 1 matchup against the Dolphins. The aforementioned Harbaugh has not relayed his plans regarding a decision to potentially keep two or three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster, but rookie Trace McSorley just went off for 203 passing yards and three total touchdowns in a 26-15 preseason victory over the Eagles.

August 24, 2019 3:18 PM EST

Robert Griffin III: Sets sights on Week 1 availability

Coach John Harbaugh expects Griffin (thumb) to be available for the Ravens' Week 1 matchup in Miami, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: Griffin suffered a hairline fracture in his right thumb at an open practice at M&T Bank Stadium on July 27, but he has since resumed throwing. On multiple occasions, including Saturday, the Ravens have expressed a belief that he'll be healthy in time for the regular season. He could dispel all doubters by making an appearance by the end of the preseason, but the Ravens likely will continue to pursue a cautious approach to ensure the veteran signal-caller is active behind starter Lamar Jackson on Sept. 8.

August 10, 2019 1:46 PM EST

Robert Griffin III: Throwing passes at practice

Griffin (thumb) was seen throwing passes at practice Saturday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Griffin was wearing a glove on his throwing hand, but it's certainly an encouraging note to see the veteran quarterback attempting passes just a week after sustaining a hairline fracture in his right thumb. Griffin is still expected to be back for Week 1, but will likely miss the entire preseason as he continues to rehab from the injury

August 3, 2019 12:39 PM EST

Robert Griffin III: Should be back Week 1

The Ravens expect Griffin (thumb) to be ready for the start of the regular season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Jamison Hensley of agrees with Rapoport, hinting that the Ravens likely would've signed someone better than Joe Callahan if they truly were worried about Griffin's availability. The initial timeline estimate of 4-to-8 weeks may have been overstated.

July 29, 2019 12:02 PM EST

Robert Griffin III: Status for Week 1 in question

Griffin sustained a hairline fracture to his right thumb at Saturday's practice that will require 4-to-8 weeks of recovery, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Griffin banged his hand on the helmet of a Ravens defender during the session, a play that may keep him out for the entire preseason slate. If his rehab hits the longer end of the given timetable, his status for Week 1 could be impacted, assuming he isn't a roster casualty on cut-down day (Aug. 31). After starter Lamar Jackson, rookie Trace McSorley is the only other QB in camp. The Ravens invested a sixth-round pick in April on McSorley, so he'll have a chance to stake a claim to the backup job over the next month-plus.

July 27, 2019 8:22 PM EST

Robert Griffin III: Returning to Baltimore

The Ravens re-signed Griffin on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: After moving on from longtime signal-caller Joe Flacco, Baltimore will keep Griffin around as a veteran sounding board for Lamar Jackson, who officially took the reigns of the offense in Week 11 last season and didn't let go. Griffin himself acted as the active backup for Jackson during the second half of the schedule and made three brief appearances. With the development of Jackson in mind, Griffin will receive spot duty and little else in 2019.

March 21, 2019 12:34 PM EST

Robert Griffin III: Could stay in Baltimore

Ravens coach John Harbaugh mentioned Griffin and Tyrod Taylor as fits for the team's backup quarterback job in 2019, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Expected to release Joe Flacco this offseason, the Ravens will be looking for a quarterback that can run the same plays as starter Lamar Jackson. It would seem Taylor is the better fit in terms of both mobility and reliability, but he also figures to be more expensive than Griffin, who spent the vast majority of 2018 serving as Baltimore's No. 3 quarterback. Griffin likely will have to settle for backup work, while Taylor conceivably could get the chance to compete for a starting job if he lands with the right team. Both players are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents in March.

January 25, 2019 9:26 AM EST

Robert Griffin III: Muted role in first season back

Griffin appeared in just three games for the Ravens in 2018, going 2-for-6 for 21 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.

Analysis: The veteran adopted a mentor role for rookie Lamar Jackson in his first season in Baltimore but was largely relegated to the sidelines on Sundays. Griffin was inactive most of the season save for a brief stretch in November when Joe Flacco was sidelined with a hip injury. Because he was on a one-year deal this season, there's some uncertainty as to where Griffin will be in 2019 and beyond. "I'd love to be back. I feel like I have a good grasp of what this team is trying to do," he said after the Ravens' playoff loss. With Joe Flacco potentially heading elsewhere in 2019, it's entirely possible that Baltimore retains Griffin to serve as Jackson's backup moving forward.

January 8, 2019 9:16 AM EST

Robert Griffin III: Remains in No. 3 role

Griffin (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Chargers.

Analysis: Griffin resumed duties as the Ravens' No. 3 quarterback in Week 15 with the return of Joe Flacco (hip) and that situation remains the same Saturday. The 28-year-old has a good chance of remaining on the inactive list as long as Flacco and Lamar Jackson stay healthy.

December 22, 2018 4:07 PM EST

Robert Griffin III: Inactive Week 15

Griffin (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 15 tilt against the Buccaneers.

Analysis: With Joe Flacco (hip) back in uniform as Lamar Jackson's backup in Week 15, Griffin bumps back down to the inactive status he frequently was saddled with before Flacco's recent four-game absence.

December 16, 2018 8:40 AM EST

Robert Griffin III: Back to No. 3 role

Griffin will serve as the Ravens' No. 3 quarterback during Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Griffin returns to the No. 3 role on Baltimore's depth chart, with Joe Flacco (hip) back to full health and slotting in as the No. 2 option behind rookie Lamar Jackson. The veteran played 21 offensive snaps across three games as Jackson's backup, completing two-of-six pass attempts for 21 yards. Griffin no longer holds fantasy appeal as a handcuff, and is not worth roster consideration in most formats.

December 13, 2018 7:50 AM EST

Robert Griffin III: Likely ticketed for backup role

Griffin is on track to fill the No. 2 quarterback role for the Ravens on Sunday against the Bengals with Lamar Jackson expected to start for the injured Joe Flacco (hip), Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: According to Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Jackson is slated to receive the majority of the snaps under center in his first NFL start, which differs from an earlier report that suggested the rookie and Griffin might split the work in more equitable fashion. It's still expected that Griffin will see the field in some capacity for the first time since 2016, as he was out of football in 2017 and has been inactive through the Ravens' first nine games this season. Barring an in-game injury to any of the starting quarterbacks around the league in Sunday's action, Griffin and the Saints' Taysom Hill still appear to be two of the likelier backup signal-callers to accrue statistics in Week 11. With six teams on bye and options likely limited in two-QB leagues, that's enough to make Griffin someone worth considering for fantasy players who don't have two starting quarterbacks available for lineups this week.

November 18, 2018 5:31 AM EST

Robert Griffin III: Could split snaps with Jackson

Griffin and rookie Lamar Jackson are expected to split snaps in place of injured quarterback Joe Flacco (hip) against the Bengals on Sunday, Jeremy Bergman of reports.

Analysis: It is not clear which of the two backup quarterbacks will start; however, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Jackson is expected to make his first NFL start against Cincinnati's 32nd-ranked pass defense (313.3 YPG).

November 17, 2018 9:04 PM EST

Robert Griffin III: Runs with starters at practice

Griffin practiced with the Ravens' starters at Thursday's practice, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: With Joe Flacco's (hip) status for Sunday's game against the Bengals in question, coach John Harbaugh relayed earlier in the week that both Griffin and rookie Lamar Jackson would be candidates to start if Flacco can't play. Considering Jackson has dressed as the No. 2 signal-caller throughout the season, he seemingly represents the likelier option of the two if a replacement is needed, but the rookie was unable to get in any work at Thursday's practice while battling a stomach issue, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. That left Griffin as the team's only healthy quarterback at practice, allowing him to pick up valuable reps. The statuses of Flacco and Jackson bear monitoring heading into the Ravens' final practice of the week, but their absences Thursday increase the possibility of Griffin seeing his first NFL regular-season action since 2016.

November 15, 2018 10:58 AM EST

Robert Griffin III: Could be discussed for Week 11 start

Griffin and Lamar Jackson will both be candidates to start if Joe Flacco (hip) isn't available for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Tom Pelissero of reports.

Analysis: It's never quite been clear whether Griffin or Jackson is the No. 2 quarterback, as the decision to keep the rookie active for games is dictated by his role as a rushing threat in certain packages. Jackson would obviously be the far more interesting choice, but it isn't out of the question that the Ravens could go with Griffin if they believe he's clearly superior as a passer. Flacco appears truly questionable for Week 11.

November 12, 2018 2:12 PM EST

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