Report: Fox, ESPN in bidding war for Robert Griffin III

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Robert Griffin III hasn’t called it quits yet, but if he decides to retire, the quarterback has a second career waiting for him.

Fox and ESPN executives were “blown away” by Griffin in his recent auditions, Andrew Marchand of The New York Post reports, and “some said Griffin’s was among the top tryouts they have ever viewed.” That has ESPN and Fox in a bidding war for Griffin, according to Marchand, with ESPN upping its offer after Fox came calling.

ESPN would use Griffin as a college football analyst as well as featuring him on its NFL shows such as “Get Up!”

Griffin created headlines last month during a BleacherReport.com draft show when he said his former backup, Kirk Cousins, could lose his starting job with the Vikings to rookie Kellen Mond.

Griffin, 31, started two games as a backup with the Ravens the past three seasons. He remains a free agent.

52 responses to “Report: Fox, ESPN in bidding war for Robert Griffin III

  1. He would be a nice addition to that QB room in KC if he’s able to play for the $38.00 they have left in cap room.

  2. Answer: This guy and peyton manning.
    Question: Who are 2 ex-QB’s nobody wants to see on TV?

  3. So he auditioned well, but does anyone want to hear what he has to say? Especially after the obviously bitter comments recently about Kirk.

  4. He may end up being a great commentator but does ANYBODY tune in based on who is calling the games or working the pregame shows? You wonder why ESPN is in such bad shape and you need to look no further than stuff like this: Losing more subscribers every single day but still plenty of money to pay for on-air talent that doesn’t bring in any extra viewers or profit.

  5. Great another washed up hasbeen trying to tell me about great quarterback play

  6. I’d rather get a root canal than listen to what Griffin has to say. He’s sorry.

  7. Michael Irving.
    Those two words demonstrate how awful the NFL shows have become.

  8. mogogo1 says:

    June 18, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    He may end up being a great commentator but does ANYBODY tune in based on who is calling the games or working the pregame shows? You wonder why ESPN is in such bad shape and you need to look no further than stuff like this: Losing more subscribers every single day but still plenty of money to pay for on-air talent that doesn’t bring in any extra viewers or profit.
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    So other than people liking to knock ESPN because their big this is no different than every network does. Afterall look how often game stories (mlb, nba, nfl you name it) you see people commenting about either hating the announcer or liking them and bad publicity and bad buzz definitely wouldnt gain or even retain viewers. Not to mention pregame shows, especially when there are multiple networks to choose from, people absolutely choose which to watch based off their hosts and those segments.

  9. Marchand of The New York Post reports, and “some said Griffin’s was among the top tryouts they have ever viewed.”

    So everyone at the tryout were literally working there first day on thd job. So Griffin was better than Summerall, Madden, Michaels, et. Al?
    Or more recently Romo? Must be the same group who thought Witten was going to be fantastic.

  10. ill say this, and im speaking from my own experiences, i never tune in because of an announcer but i have certainly tuned out because of them. turned ol booger off a few times, dan fouts was another one, and every now and then collinsworth is such a blowhard that i cant take it anymore.

  11. should have added this to my earlier comment. i dont see anyone tuning in because of RG3 but i can see folks turning it off because of him. but hey, maybe he will be okay. we will see

  12. lol why? This guy isn’t even smart enough to lock his wallet in the car pr bring it with you so it didn’t get stolen. Pop Rocks n Tootsie Pops. Who could forget that classic

  13. Just give it a minute, he’ll put his foot in his mouth and be out of a second career.

  14. I agree with a previous poster. I won’t tune IN because of an announcer, but I will tune OUT because of one. Yeah, I’m talking ’bout you, Motor-Mouth Romo, Chuckie, and Joe Buck.

  15. He’s smart, knows the game, would make any broadcast better. You guys want Dennis Miller back or what?

  16. Enough with the washed up football players, especially QBs. A linemen or former coach who do their homework would provide more insight. Griffin is boring.

  17. Does anyone dial in to listen to these washed up soon to be ex-QB’s?? He was a bust at QB so now he knows all?…seriously…joke

  18. You guys must have missed your calling since you know more the people who run these networks.

  19. Such bitter people out here. Like what’s wrong with you people? It’s not that serious.

  20. Id rather listen to RGIII than skip, Berman, collinsworth Aikman etc etc. Oh wait, I get the hate lol murrkkka

  21. The network that hires this spitwad is the network I will no longer watch

  22. Why is everyone so damn salty? I wasn’t an RG3 fan. But the dude did play QB at a high level. Seems like a well spoken guy. Not sure if he has the charisma that Romo does but if he does then it sounds good. I like listening to guys like Romo analyze the game. If he’s close to being as good as Romo then I’m all for it. He may not have had a great NFL career but guess what? It doesn’t matter for this job. That’s why as a NFL QB Aikman>Romo (although I believe Romo also wins at least 3 rings with that roster). But as a NFL analyst, Romo>Aikman my a mile. Can the guy analyze the game for us fans in a relatable and entertaining way? If so, then he’s perfect for the job.

  23. I wish him well. Mike Shanny had no right to keep him in a game when he was so wounded and once he “came back” he was never the same. He got delt a really bad hand by a coach who was only looking out for HIS best interests. Just a shame.

  24. savethebs says:
    June 18, 2021 at 9:28 pm
    Why is everyone so damn salty? I wasn’t an RG3 fan. But the dude did play QB at a high level.
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    Outside of his first year in the league, tell me when he played at a high level. All you’re going to find is an always injured back-up QB that has been released/waived by every team he played for. Glass Joe could knock RGIII into an IR designation.

  25. America can’t wait for the wit and wisdom of RG3. Fox or ESPN, the suspense is killing us.

  26. Let me understand this better, is RGIII being touted as the next great analyst because he came down on Kirk Cousins because he sucks? Heck, anybody who has watched the Vikings in prime time has already arrived at that conclusion.

  27. I can’t recall ever hearing RGIII speak but he’s still significantly better than Rich Gannon and Solomon Wilcots.

  28. So you guys dont like Griffin eh? Well I hate it when Aikman does Dallas games simply because he is soooo biased!!!

  29. He is intelligent and articulate. I think he’d be fine. If anyone read the article though it sounds like you wouldn’t even hear him unless you watch the pre-game shows or college football. I don’t tune into a game because of the announcers but if Romo is calling a game I want to watch I’m pleased.

  30. DON’T FALL FOR IT, FOX and ESPN!
    Griffin is a false prophet. Snake oil salesman. Fake messiah.
    He will audition and make you think he’s the next big thing, like a real game changer.
    Then once you’ve given up an insane bounty for his services, his true garbage self is revealed.
    Having said all that, he’d still be an upgrade over Aikman.

    Signed, a very bitter Washington fan

  31. I loved this guy his first year but then he just got a big head with all the commercials. Good luck to him i guess?

  32. They are going to have some competition from the USFL! RG3 and Cam Newton may end up playing against each other in the inaugural USFL championship game.

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