Ravens agree to deal with QB Robert Griffin III

Posted April 05, 2018

Robert Griffin III has agreed to a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens, general manager Ozzie Newsome announced on Wednesday.

Robert Griffin is getting a third chance to rise to the level of an elite NFL QB.

Griffin will likely be the second quarterback on the depth chart for the Ravens; behind Joe Flacco and ahead of third-year quarterback, Josh Woodrum.

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Griffin will compete for the backup job behind Flacco, replacing unrestricted free agent Ryan Mallett.

Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh is optimistic about the signing; saying the deal was a bargain and that it improved the team.

His production waned over the next two seasons, as he started 13 games in 2013 and seven in 2014 before eventually ceding the starting role to Kirk Cousins. He's a very talented quarterback that's had a lot of success in this league early on.

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"I felt like (Griffin) really wanted to be here". Where we're at right now, I'm pretty excited about this player.

Griffin spent another injury-plagued season with the Cleveland Browns in 2016, making just five starts where he threw only two touchdowns and three interceptions and completed 59 percent of his pass attempts. I really feel that way.

Griffin, 28, was selected by the Washington Redskins with the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, and starred in the league during his prodigious rookie season before injury setbacks hampered his development. [He] just felt like this was the place for him. He enjoyed a sensational rookie season, throwing 20 touchdown passes and only five interceptions, but his career took a decisive downturn after he tore knee ligaments in a playoff loss to Seattle. "It makes us a better football team". "And I would talk to my family, and I was OK with that, OK with the fact that it might happen".

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"Griffin took to Twitter shortly after the announcement was made, posting "#PlayLikeARaven".