Ravens agree to 1-year contract with Robert Griffin III
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
Former Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is not only back in the NFL, he's back in the DMV.
The one-time franchise quarterback for the burgundy and gold agreed to a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens, the team announced Wednesday. Griffin has not seen action in an NFL game since 2016 with the Cleveland Browns.
"I'm excited, the coaches are excited," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said during a press conference. "Robert came in and had a great workout."
Griffin's last NFL season in 2016 saw him appear in only five games, in which he completed 59.2 percent of his passes for 886 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions with a passer rating of 72.5. The former NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year is currently set to battle Josh Woodrum for the number two spot behind Joe Flacco with 2017 backup Ryan Mallett still a free agent.
Griffin has never played a full 16-game season in his career and has not appeared in double-digit games since 2013.
It was a hit from Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata in 2012 that caused the initial knee injury that contributed to the derailment of the former Heisman Trophy winner's professional career.