Ravens discuss signing Robert Griffin III

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Looking for depth behind the injured Joe Flacco, the Ravens are considering quarterback Robert Griffin III.

That’s the word from Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, who said at a forum for fans today that his team is discussing Griffin, the free agent quarterback who has been out of work since the Browns released him in March.

Once the NFL’s brightest young star in Washington, Griffin has barely been able to get a sniff this offseason. The Chargers brought him in for a tryout but decided against signing him, and otherwise he’s drawn no interest.

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is currently sitting out training camp with a back injury suffered lifting weights, and backup quarterback Ryan Mallett reportedly hasn’t looked good while running the first-string offense. Whether Griffin would look any better than Mallett remains to be seen, but the Ravens are at least discussing the possibility that RGIII could help.

57 responses to “Ravens discuss signing Robert Griffin III

  1. People who bash teams for giving big contracts to average QB’s should note how hard it gets when you no longer have your average QB. Much different than when your average RB,LB,WR,CB goes down

  2. “Bisciotti said Sunday that he “didn’t like” Kaepernick’s 2016 decision to kneel during the national anthem, and that the Ravens have received a ton of feedback from fans about the issue.”

    But you are cool with Ray Rice and Ray Lewis?

    Bisciotti is a hypocrite and deserves his failing franchise. Obviously Elite Joe’s injury is worse than they initially feared. LOLOL that’s what Bisciotti deserves.

    I do feel bad for Ravens fans though. Hopefully you can get a leader/owner with INTEGRITY one day.

  3. But you are cool with Ray Rice and Ray Lewis?

    Bisciotti is a hypocrite and deserves his failing franchise. Obviously Elite Joe’s injury is worse than they initially feared. LOLOL that’s what Bisciotti deserves.

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    In his defense, I believe he didn’t own the team outright until 2003/2004? I think the Modell’s still owned the team in 2000. I agree on the ray rice ordeal. As a pats fan, I wonder if Belichick talked to his long time friend Ozzie following the rice debacle and gave him advice on how to handle that, since the Ravens didn’t release him until after the video when viral.

  4. Is Ozzie I’ll? On leave? Out of the country?
    RGMinus3 would assure the Ravens of a Sub .500 winning record!

  5. Ravens owners are cowards by bowing to a small fringe of their fanbase instead of making the obvious decision on what’s best for their season.

  6. The NFL. String together 3 decent games at QB, and you’ll have a job for the next 10 years,albeit with 8 different teams,who all will think “they can catch lightening in a bottle” if they ” work with you”.

  7. When your best choices are RG3 and Sackorpick it must feel the same as last year’s election – do you want to die by shooting or stabbing?

  8. I’m surprised the Titans haven’t sent Matt Cassel packing. Even with his diminished mobility, I would think RGIII would be better equipped to run Mariota’s offense if need be. Heck, even Kaepernick.

  9. Please don’t compare a First Class city like Washington D.C. to a Third World Country like Baltimore. If anything this move validates my belief that the Ravens WISH they were the Redskins. RGIII deserves more then the Varsity Junior Ravens!

  10. This might be the only thing that could stop me from being a Ravens fan. RGme is a locker room cancer

  11. I hope RG3 goes to Dallas as their backups amount to 2 combined wins between the both of them currently on the roster.

    But if they don’t, the Ravens might be a spot. What kind of offensive line do they have? One thing with RG3 the run game is usually gets a big boost!

  12. maestro1899 says:
    Jul 30, 2017 6:36 PM

    Bisciotti is a hypocrite and deserves his failing franchise. Obviously Elite Joe’s injury is worse than they initially feared. LOLOL that’s what Bisciotti deserves.
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    You’re a real voice of virtue, celebrating Flacco’s injury because of his owner’s behavior.

  13. What happened to Kapernick?? I guess the owner doesn’t want all the baggage that comes with him.

  14. He was very good his rookie year with the Redskins. Knee injury and inflated ego ruined his time there.

    Maybe he has humbled himself and learned more about the QB position. He still is worth a vets minimum salary. No big loss if he can’t cut the mustard.

  15. Another unable to read the field, run around in circles option guy
    Unless you’re going to change your offense for the backup, why bother?
    There have to be NFL ready scrubs available. Those that can drop back.
    Bob has shown that he can’t play in an NFL drop back offense. He’s like Kaepernick, he doesn’t know how to see more than half of the field.
    Unless you’re going to cut the field in half for him, he’s not worth the trouble.

  16. Just get to the draft , if Mallet or Bob are starting regular season games this year for Ravens.
    How has there not been a guy being groomed?

  17. I’d take Robert Griffin the 3rd-and-long over Kaepernick any day. Growing up an Army brat, at least there’s a good chance he’s not anti-America.

  18. Bob needs to focus on his true calling, playing Kel Mitchell in a sequel to the movie Good Burger. We all want to see Bob in his natural habitat as a fast food employee while yelling into the camera “welcome to Good Burger home of the Good Burger can I take yet awwrder!”

  19. Mallet is beginning his 3rd season with the Ravens. Nobody noticed before now that he couldn’t run the first string offense? So, they’re looking at a cast off from the Browns. Crack staff ya got there, Oz!

  20. greg3117 says:
    Jul 30, 2017 6:10 PM
    Same style as Kaep, just less luggage.

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    Yeah that makes sense, kind of like Tom Brady and Phillip Rivers have the same style. Kaep led a team to a SB and has actually shown an ability to lead a team. Griff did, um, same thing…

  21. scoob766 says:
    Jul 30, 2017 9:51 PM
    greg3117 says:
    Jul 30, 2017 6:10 PM
    Same style as Kaep, just less luggage.

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    Yeah that makes sense, kind of like Tom Brady and Phillip Rivers have the same style. Kaep led a team to a SB and has actually shown an ability to lead a team. Griff did, um, same thing…

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    Kaep was carried to the Superbowl by a team. Without that team to carry him the results change accordingly. But seriously, as one of Baltimores opponents I would love to see them take Kaep. RG3 would work for me too but I prefer its Kaep.

  22. When I see a pic or a article about RGIII, I cannot help be reminded of that Skins’ playoff game against the Seahawks when Dan Snyder made HC Shanahan keep playing Griffin at QB, although he was obviously injured. RGIII ended up really aggravating his lower leg in that game and hasn’t been the same since. Way to go, Danny. You’ve made some bonehead decisions along the way, but this one was, by far, the worst. Even worse than the Albert Haynesworth signing.

  23. If you want to give Kaep credit for the wins and the superbowl run, then he deserves the blame for the woeful seasons that followed.

    As for RGIII, I don’t think he’s much better or worse than Kaep if he’s healthy, and that’s the problem with him. He’s also a headcase and has some attitude issues. There were reports out of Cleveland that the coaches were trying to instruct him in ways he could perhaps stay healthier. Teaching him how to slide and reminding him to do that rather than take unnecessary hits and to throw the ball away. Instead of taking that to heart Bob would throw the ball 40-60 yards out of bounds and do pop up baseball slides and yell out, “See, I’m slidin’!”

    We had Hue Jackson here for awhile as a coach and if we want some honest assessment of RGIII we could just go ask him. The fact that Cleveland wanted to move on from him makes me think that RGIII has nothing left to offer the NFL.

    I don’t know what the answer is, but I know that the answer isn’t RGIII or Kaep.

  24. There has to be better FA options than Kap or RG3.

    They just need a Brian Hoyer type guy to keep them afloat until Flacco can get back.

    Kap or RG3, will require whole sale changes to offensive schemes to even be a functional offense.

  25. Good grief, isn’t Harvard educated Ryan Fitzpatrick available? He’s not all that great, but at least he can stay healthy.

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    Ravens owners are cowards by bowing to a small fringe of their fanbase instead of making the obvious decision on what’s best for their season.
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    No, no, no. You’re confused. They DIDN’T sign Kaep.

    The obvious decision on what’s best for all 32 teams is to stay away from the mid-low range backup with a huge PR distraction issue. That’s why all 32 teams made it.

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