Robert Griffin III gets a workout with the Chargers

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With training camps opening around the NFL, Robert Griffin III has finally drawn some interest.

Griffin will work out for the Chargers on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

It’s the first report of any team having any interest at all in Griffin, who was the second overall draft pick and the NFL’s rookie of the year in 2012. A knee injury in the postseason after his rookie year changed the way Griffin played, and he’s never been even close to the star quarterback he was as a rookie.

Now he’ll get a shot to show he’s at least in good enough shape to serve as a camp arm and perhaps a backup to starter Philip Rivers.

Behind Rivers the Chargers have three quarterbacks on the depth chart: Kellen Clemens, Mike Bercovici and Eli Jenkins. If Griffin is even close to the same player he once was, he’s an improvement over any of those three backups. But whether Griffin can ever return to form remains to be seen.

35 responses to “Robert Griffin III gets a workout with the Chargers

  1. I guess everyone wondering why Kaep hasn’t gotten a job doesn’t question why RG3 hasn’t gotten a job since he’s a cornball married to a white woman…

  2. Even if he’s NOT close to the same player, the other 3 names are closer to “studio analyst” than “backup QB” any day of the week. Hopefully the new O-Line will keep Rivers upright (for a change).

  3. I don’t know if Griffin being in L.A. is such a great idea. He became full of himself in D.C. and was pretty much under the radar in Cleveland. There’s too much opportunity to get blinded by the lights again in L.A.

  4. What do you have to lose? Maybe this guy will end up having a career. You never know. I’m not sure if Telesco worked with Bill Polian in Indianapolis, but rumor has it that Polian would have taken RG3 over Andrew Luck. Polian is a HOFer. Just out of respect to Polian, I’d give this kid a shot.

  5. As much as the panthers offense revolves around Cam’s skill set.The panthers should be signing Kap and RGIII as backups,

  6. RGMe won’t generate headlines and controversy as a backup QB, unlike a certain kneeler who says he won’t kneel anymore because the problem is fixed or something…

  7. RG3 belongs in the CFL or Arena Football not the NFL. He was a one year wonder and that’s it. The show is over.

  8. Lets be clear, Griffin didn’t sacrifice a knee for the Redskins. He sacrificed a knee because he was afraid a 4th round QB in Kirk Cousins was going to take his job.

  9. 49ersfury says:

    As much as the panthers offense revolves around Cam’s skill set.The panthers should be signing Kap and RGIII as backups,

    Not a bad idea, honestly. Kap and RG3 both whine as much as Cam and RG3’s daddy is just like Cam’s.

  10. Rg3 would be a better fit for a team like the titans. Mariotta hasn’t proved he can stay healthy. Or Miami. Even the raiders would be better with him as a backup. Rivers is a warrior. He played without an acl in his only afc championship game.

  11. RG3 brought in as a camp arm and released before preseason is no big deal.

    Kaep brought in as a camp arm and released before preseason is COLLUSION!

    Is “Fake Opinion” a thing? Or would it be “Disingenuous Opinion”?

    Either way, this.

  12. screwmemean says:
    Jul 24, 2017 8:06 PM
    Practice squad at best.

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    Not eligible. Once you start a certain # of games in the NFL you can’t be put on the practice squad.

  13. RonKarate says:
    Jul 24, 2017 7:24 PM
    He’s got a semi well known name. The Bolts will need that in L.A.
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    nah. they just need to win with the big name roster they already have. you will see this when they play your lameass team and leave you crying like the little vile trollbitch you are.

  14. Interesting how when a white qb gets a tryout this site make it a story about Kapernick but somehow it doesn’t come up when a black qb gets a tryout.

  15. His worst ability is his unavailability. Unfortunately his body isn’t built for the brutality of the NFL. Probably best to start thinking about a broadcast career.

  16. If you can’t play QB for Hue Jackson, I don’t like your chances playing for anyone else.

  17. His knee injury was only part of the reason why he hasn’t been anything like he was his rookie season.

    You conveniently left out the part where he and his camp went to Daniel Snyder to completely revamp the offense and it was one he couldn’t grasp or play in.

    He’s also never been able to stay healthy since his injury which doesn’t allow him to play long enough to see if he’s any good anymore or not.

  18. As much as the panthers offense revolves around Cam’s skill set.The panthers should be signing Kap and RGIII as backups,
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    I’m not sure there’s enough room in that city for both of those egos

  19. WAKE UP FANS! This is merely another PR stunt by Spanos and his new PR VP to get some Carson attention in L-a-L-a-Land. Just add it to Tomlinson’s hire as spokesman, the “Fight For L-a-L-a-Land” slogan, Run To The Carson Dump, the “Intimate” venue at the soccer field and sponsorship of Venice Gay Pride Days. They’ll not build a fan base. It won’t happen.

  20. reptar310 says:
    Jul 24, 2017 7:23 PM
    I guess everyone wondering why Kaep hasn’t gotten a job doesn’t question why RG3 hasn’t gotten a job since he’s a cornball married to a white woman…
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    Did I just have a stroke or is this “sentence” barely, and I mean barely, comprehendible? Also… What difference does the color of the woman make? I can agree on cornball, however.

  21. Perhaps the Chargers have never received the memo on the Great Gimmick.

    Item 1: He is always to be the starter and never competes for his job.

    Item 2: Don’t show him a playbook. He won’t bother to open it.

    Item 3: Under no circumstances will he be permitted to endure any pass rush or actual defense during training camp; he will always be said to have “had a perfect camp with tremendous growth”.

    Item 4: When he is injured, it is always do the OL’s issues and not to do with him lacking knowledge how to slide, how to get out of bounds, or to see an oncoming pass rush.

    Item 5: It is illegal to play defense against him.

    Item 6: When there is a pass rush, it is the OL’s fault for not stopping it; he is always trying to find the open receiver and needs to be permitted up to 10 minutes to find one.

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