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Robert Griffin III to visit the Jets

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The first free agent visit for quarterback Robert Griffin III is with the Jets.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Griffin is scheduled to visit the Jets today.

Griffin, the former Offensive Rookie of the Year whose career flamed out in Washington, became a free agent when he was released this week. There’s been a great deal of speculation about where he could land, with the Rams, Broncos and 49ers all mentioned as possibilities.

But the Jets, who appear unwilling to pay Ryan Fitzpatrick the kind of money he’s looking for, will be the first team to bring him in for a visit.

Griffin has looked like a shell of his former self since the injury that ended his rookie season, and last year he didn’t play a single snap. But there was once a time when he was one of the league’s brightest young stars. He may get a chance to show that stardom again, in New York.

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63 Responses to “Robert Griffin III to visit the Jets”
  1. rundmc3 says: Mar 11, 2016 2:08 PM

    As a jets fan, this is exciting. If he can stay healthy, this could work out

  2. cueghost says: Mar 11, 2016 2:09 PM

    Ohhhhhh to see a Geno/RGme showdown…. Wait, Geno is still there, right?

  3. kevinlawrencecantor says: Mar 11, 2016 2:09 PM

    I want RG3 to do well, but Chandler Jones and Ninkovich will put him back on IR in a hurry.

  4. jets2121 says: Mar 11, 2016 2:10 PM

    Truthfully, I’d rather give him a 2 yr deal at a couple mil a year than pay Fitz $15 mil over the same period. Better upside, lower pay.

  5. armchairqb says: Mar 11, 2016 2:11 PM

    Oh, please, please, please let this happen.

    Even when they Jets seem to be getting their act together, they just can’t resist making the same idiotic Jets-like move.

  6. jets4thewin says: Mar 11, 2016 2:11 PM

    Hopefully this is a smokescreen. Would rather have Hoyer than RG3.

  7. donterrelli says: Mar 11, 2016 2:12 PM

    I guess they don’t plan on beating the Patriots this year.

  8. logicalvoicepft says: Mar 11, 2016 2:12 PM

    The most complete QB in the sport. Quite the coup for NYJ if you can get him but the man WILL get paid people. Believe that.

  9. newjerseygiants says: Mar 11, 2016 2:13 PM

    Please say it ain’t so.
    Things were looking up for Gang Green.

  10. dickshotdogs says: Mar 11, 2016 2:14 PM

    I really don’t like getting my pleasure from someone else’s pain, but this would be really funny…:)

    Patriots fan

  11. drudema says: Mar 11, 2016 2:14 PM

    Awesome. I’m going to get comfortable and go make some popcorn. This comedy is going to be hilarious.

  12. romosmicrodongs says: Mar 11, 2016 2:14 PM

    Most likely a ploy to give jets more leverage in negotiations with fitz.

  13. karlpilkington says: Mar 11, 2016 2:15 PM

    Can you just imagine the pats preparing for griffin..

  14. dickshotdogs says: Mar 11, 2016 2:15 PM

    I don’t like getting my pleasure from someone else’s pain, but this would be really funny.

    Patriots fan

  15. rutledge3197 says: Mar 11, 2016 2:15 PM

    He won’t last long …. I give it a 3/4 games tops

  16. pastanow says: Mar 11, 2016 2:15 PM

    You mean visit like a tourist? Was he even invited or is he crashing?

  17. waldoampere says: Mar 11, 2016 2:18 PM

    This is just sending a message to Fitz that he’s not worth the money he’s asking for. If he was, the Broncos would’ve signed him by now instead of trading for Sanchez.

  18. bleedingfacemask says: Mar 11, 2016 2:19 PM

    New York Media will suffer an aneurysm if the Jets sign him.

  19. danalt613 says: Mar 11, 2016 2:20 PM

    Two ex-Baylor QB’s and a Gino on the same team!

  20. mogogo1 says: Mar 11, 2016 2:21 PM

    “The most complete QB in the sport.”
    _____

    True statement. Complete as in done, over, finished.

  21. jetsarestacked says: Mar 11, 2016 2:24 PM

    i’m thrilled that jets management isn’t going to break the bank for a journeyman qb with one good season. i wouldn’t mind taking a flier on rg3. let fitz walk, draft another qb and assess what we have after 2016.

  22. ladyjet says: Mar 11, 2016 2:25 PM

    The Jets beat Pats in Foxboro with Sanchez….not too worried

  23. 49ers1970 says: Mar 11, 2016 2:27 PM

    He would be a bad fit with the Jets. The fans in NY would pounce all over him and kill his pride is he messes up.

  24. peepeehed says: Mar 11, 2016 2:27 PM

    As a Bills fan, I really hope this happens.

  25. ladyjet says: Mar 11, 2016 2:28 PM

    Its so funny how Pats fans forget loss to Jets late season that cost them home field and the SB. Like Deflategate, in their minds it never happened. Keep hatin’!

  26. stinkymcmulligan says: Mar 11, 2016 2:30 PM

    No thanks
    -Jets Fan

  27. scmems07 says: Mar 11, 2016 2:31 PM

    let me get this straight, RG3 is about as fragile as stain glass, and he is thinking about going to a division that has Jones, Nink, Suh, Williams, Wake, Darius and Huges….he may want to rethink that strategy.

  28. justintuckrule says: Mar 11, 2016 2:36 PM

    Nobody handles prosperity worse than the New York Jets.

  29. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Mar 11, 2016 2:36 PM

    Please for the love of god let this guy end up in NY or LA. What’s left of his fragile psyche will be shattered by the media.

  30. bleedgreen33 says: Mar 11, 2016 2:36 PM

    It is completely idiotic to treat Fitz this way. He played extremely well last year, in fact he looked like a kid out there having a ball. He developed a great rapport with the receivers and the jets would be foolish to just let him walk. He plays with a lot of heart and deserves better. I’m sure b Marshall would agree.

  31. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Mar 11, 2016 2:39 PM

    ladyjet says:
    Mar 11, 2016 2:25 PM

    The Jets beat Pats in Foxboro with Sanchez….not too worried

    —————————————-

    Ummm, and how many players from that team are still on the Jets roster? Live in the past, much?

  32. ladyjet says: Mar 11, 2016 2:42 PM

    ITS A VISIT PEOPLE. Pats have had 9, have signed no one. Guess they’re waiting for that 1st rd pick….NOT!!!!

  33. hrod626 says: Mar 11, 2016 2:42 PM

    Been a Jets fan over 40 yrs & I’ve been saying for over a week. I’d rather see Geno (God forbid) compete vs RG III (Lord help) in Chan’s system than overpay for Fitz. I wouldn’t mind bringing back Fitzpatrick, believe me, but it would be idiotic to overpay for him. People forget, Fitz was brought here to be Geno’s backup! Marshall said one of the reasons why he came to the Jets was because of Geno. Fitz has neither skill talent pedigree or age of Bradford Cousins or Brock, not even Kaep or RG III. Jets fans need to relax, this is a very different regime. People were panicking over Ivory! Macc got Forte for $2.5 mil per year cheaper. Let’s relax & let the off-season play itself out. Please.

  34. Big Ant TV says: Mar 11, 2016 2:42 PM

    JETS PLEASE SIGN HIM ASAP
    he’s an upgrade over FITZ u know that

  35. oldandgrumpy72 says: Mar 11, 2016 2:44 PM

    He didn’t do well with the media in DC, how is he going to handle it in NYC?

  36. thefootballgodssay says: Mar 11, 2016 2:44 PM

    Please jets sign him NY media will eat him alive

  37. ladyjet says: Mar 11, 2016 2:44 PM

    The past? How about beating them last December?
    NOT THAT LONG AGO. Jet D line always dominates NE. Always will.

  38. metlifeteardown says: Mar 11, 2016 2:57 PM

    Bringing in Forte was a leadership move and Marshall in now a leader also. They will help the young QB’s greatly . Oh and why do the high flying Patriots always get their first TD of game v Denver and NYJ with 13 seconds left? Good to see Pats solidifying that O-line. Brady only needs 2 seconds to throw it to Von Miller I forgot.

  39. steelerben says: Mar 11, 2016 3:05 PM

    jetsarestacked says:
    Mar 11, 2016 2:24 PM
    i’m thrilled that jets management isn’t going to break the bank for a journeyman qb with one good season. i wouldn’t mind taking a flier on rg3. let fitz walk, draft another qb and assess what we have after 2016.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    This just goes to show you how used to futility Jets fans have become. The team was one game away from a playoff birth last season (thanks for duffing it, by the way) and now fans are already talking about phoning it in this season to rebuild next year.

  40. thun5der says: Mar 11, 2016 3:07 PM

    Ladyjet , how many Super Bowl appearances for your Jets since 1969 ? Jets one of the NFL doormats

  41. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Mar 11, 2016 3:09 PM

    ladyjet says:
    Mar 11, 2016 2:44 PM

    The past? How about beating them last December?
    NOT THAT LONG AGO. Jet D line always dominates NE. Always will.

    ——————————————

    And the Broncos thank you for that. Still failing to grasp your point.

  42. weepingjebus says: Mar 11, 2016 3:16 PM

    I don’t know which one to feel sorry for.

  43. llcamino says: Mar 11, 2016 3:16 PM

    They can skip the film room on his tour of the facilities. We know he won’t be spending any time in there.

  44. gdublud says: Mar 11, 2016 3:16 PM

    Geno is a better backup to Fitz than RG3 is as a starter

  45. tylawspick6 says: Mar 11, 2016 3:16 PM

    As a Pats fan, more great news!!

  46. baddegg says: Mar 11, 2016 3:39 PM

    And RGIII just sent out a sulking tweet complaining that he hasn’t been named the starter yet…

  47. mmack66 says: Mar 11, 2016 3:41 PM

    logicalvoicepft says:
    Mar 11, 2016 2:12 PM

    The most complete QB in the sport. Quite the coup for NYJ if you can get him but the man WILL get paid people. Believe that.
    ———————

    Why do you continue to shill for that busted bozo?

  48. jetsarestacked says: Mar 11, 2016 3:50 PM

    @steelerben

    not phoning in 2016. i just think any qb the jets start next season can be as good as fitzpatrick was. he was AWFUL when when decker/marshall/ivory weren’t all healthy. fitz was the product of a loaded offense. he’s not worth $15+ million a year.

  49. selfpromotingqb says: Mar 11, 2016 4:00 PM

    And somewhere in a land far far away Aron Rogers is still making excuses

  50. ladyjet says: Mar 11, 2016 4:02 PM

    Very good point. The best of the Jet talent was at positions other than QB….he profited from good play calling and the talent around him. Much more than any Jet QB had had in recent years. And it’s actually BRADY that did the “PHONING IN!”

  51. troylok says: Mar 11, 2016 4:08 PM

    I there is anyone who could resurrect RG3’s career, it’s Todd Bowles. Having said this, I think this is a leverage tactic in getting Fitzpatrick to come to the bargaining table.

  52. atljetsfan says: Mar 11, 2016 4:10 PM

    As a lifelong Jets fan some of yall are dillusional not a big fan of his but anyone that’s behind center don’t have to be an A qb they can be a game manager marshall Decker rookie smith will come around forte and Powell we have a ton of talent around the qb position

  53. skinsrock says: Mar 11, 2016 4:27 PM

    I think he would be better off away from the big city… BUT… Beggars can’t be choosers.

  54. jag1959 says: Mar 11, 2016 5:59 PM

    While he may be thinking there’s enough media there for his ego he would do well to keep in mind the NY media would eat their own young without a moments hesitation. LA on the other hand would fit the bill for him perfectly, plenty of media and they love divas.

  55. truths4all says: Mar 11, 2016 7:05 PM

    He has been unable to move beyond his college style offense.

    Can the Jets develop him into a NFL QB?

  56. patriots123456 says: Mar 11, 2016 7:20 PM

    The Jets need someone to play safety on the “scout team”.

  57. theblowtorchreview says: Mar 11, 2016 7:55 PM

    I like RG3. I really do. I think he’s an interesting guy. But having said that, he is no NFL QB and the New York media will make his life a living Hell.

  58. joerymi says: Mar 11, 2016 8:09 PM

    Would love to see the Lions pick him up.

    You may have to pay a bit more than other “take a flier” guys but it could be worth it. With health and coaching he could be a good QB. I’m not prepared to call him a bust.

    Think the Jets would be a perfect fit. Really like Bowles. Think he will be considered one of the best coaches in the game in the not too distant future. It is important he goes to a team with a top notch coach. Otherwise, you’re asking for failure when you bring him in.

  59. pft264 says: Mar 11, 2016 9:23 PM

    Tough to root for Griffin’s success as a Skins fan. In the end (despite all the drama), it came down to this: he simply did not get the job done. Too bad the Skins missed out on two 1st round draft pics & a 2nd rounder. I’m encouraged by the franchise direction lead by Scot McCloughan & Jay Gruden.

  60. walden1961 says: Mar 11, 2016 9:42 PM

    Did Bryce Pety retire?

  61. ohand16 says: Mar 11, 2016 10:15 PM

    Bowles is about as inspiring as a bag of rocks. The team will turn on him by the end of the season.

  62. number1hawkfan says: Mar 11, 2016 11:47 PM

    If he signs the first words out of his mouth should be “we all know I haven’t lived up to the hype but I’m going to try to turn my career around, I’m going to give maximum effort and see what happens”. He won’t do that though. He’s gonna say something stupid and I’m gonna have to hear all about it instead of actual football and good players.

  63. arctantheta says: Mar 12, 2016 3:50 AM

    rg3 ain’t my cup of tea, but it would be pretty funny to see him light it up with a new team.

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