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Robert Griffin III        

Former NFL Quarterback; Football Analyst for ESPN

Robert Griffin III, nicknamed RG3 or RGIII, is a former American football quarterback who played 9 seasons in the NFL for the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns, and Baltimore Ravens.

Griffin played college football at Baylor University, where he won the Heisman Trophy, and was selected second overall by the Washington Redskins in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Griffin had a successful rookie season, setting records for the highest passer rating and touchdown-interception ratio by a first-year quarterback, while leading the Redskins to their first division title since 1999. He received Offensive Rookie of the Year and Pro Bowl honors, but was unable to duplicate his success following a severe knee injury he suffered during the playoffs.

Plagued by further injuries and inconsistent performances, Griffin lost his starting position in 2015 to Kirk Cousins, which led to the Redskins releasing him after the season. Griffin signed with the Cleveland Browns the following year, but his tenure was also afflicted with injuries, resulting in his release by the season's end. After spending the entire 2017 season as a free agent, he joined the Baltimore Ravens in 2018 where he served as a backup for three seasons.

In 2021, Griffin became a football analyst for ESPN.


Robert Griffin III signs with the Cleveland Browns
Had you told any Cleveland Browns fan at the end of the 2012 regular season that Robert Griffin III would be their quarterback in 2016, they’d have thought their terrible quarterback woes were finally over.

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