Robert Griffin III has signed with the Baltimore Ravens on a one-year deal, setting the stage for an NFL comeback.
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome made the RG3 signing official during the Ravens pre-draft press conference on Wednesday.
According to Newsome, Griffin visited the Ravens a week prior and displayed a “real good workout.” Lastly, the GM announced Griffin will visit the team next week to sign the deal.
Among the Ravens Front Office was Ravens head coach Jim who stated his excitement about the addition of RG3 and believed the Ravens “got a steal.”
Speaking of the NFL draft, Jeff Zrebiec reports the Ravens will still target a young quarterback in the draft despite signing RG3. He likely enters Ravens training camp in competition with Josh Woodrum for the backup job.
However, after a disastrous ending with the Washington Redskins and a failed comeback attempt with the Cleveland Browns, RG3 strives to show he belongs in the NFL not only as a backup but possibly a starter again.
Does he still have it in him despite multiple knee surgeries? It didn’t work with the Browns, but who says it can’t work with the Ravens? We explain three ways RG3 can make a successful comeback with the Ravens.
3. A More Efficient RG3 Appeared in Finals Starts With Browns
After being named the Browns starting quarterback, Griffin suffered a shoulder injury that forced him to miss 11 consecutive games (Week 2-Week 12).
Griffin then returned in Week 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals to complete 12-of-28 passes for 104 yards, along with a rushing touchdown.
Most noteworthy, Griffin went on to start the remaining four games of the regular season and led the Browns to their lone victory of the 2016 season. In fact, it’s the Browns last victory of record after going 0-16 in the 2017-18 NFL season.
In his latest stretch of NFL action, Griffin used the entire field and completed 72.5 percent of his passes with two touchdowns.
In addition to spreading the football, Griffin was smart with his decisions despite one interception. Per NFL.com’s Next Gen Stats, which tracks the number of passes thrown into tight coverage across all passing attempts known as aggressiveness (AGG%), Griffin recorded an efficient 15 AGG percentage in his last NFL start.
Confidence is vital for Griffin to perform at a high-level again. He’ll get a chance to learn even more from Flacco in 2018.