Ravens re-sign QB Robert Griffin III to back up Jackson

RGIII is back in Baltimore.

The Ravens announced Thursday they've agreed to a two-year deal with veteran quarterback Robert Griffin III.

The 29-year-old veteran will back up Lamar Jackson in Baltimore's run-heavy scheme. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the contract is worth $4.5 million.

By all accounts, RGIII was a stellar mentor to the young Jackson and a key part of the QB room.

Signs pointed toward Griffin returning as Baltimore's backup this offseason, with coach John Harbaugh praising the signal-caller repeatedly after the season.

The former first-round pick can be an invaluable source for Jackson. More than most, Griffin knows the challenges facing a young, hyped quarterback and can continue to mentor Jackson through the pitfalls.

Retaining Griffin, if forced into action due to a Jackson injury, also makes sense from a schematic standpoint given his running ability in the Ravens' ground-focused approach in 2019.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content


See all the Action

Replay every game all season.