Although he didn’t play last year and is an analyst with ESPN, quarterback Robert Griffin III would like to get another chance to play in the NFL.
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“I’m ready to play right now,” he said Monday during an interview with Texas television station KWTX. I train every day. I throw balls and go to the gym. I know what I need to do to get my body ready and I’m doing the right things right now.”
“Yeah, it’s a little harder when you’re traveling all over the place doing TV, but when you really want something, you do it. So if I get a call this year, next year or five years from now, I’ll be ready to play.”
Griffin played his last NFL matchup in December 2020, when he got the start behind center for the Baltimore Ravens. He was sent into the fray after quarterback Lamar Jackson contracted COVID-19. After that season, the Maryland club released the athlete, who is now 32 years old.
Griffin spent the last three years of his eight-year career on the Goodell circuit with the Ravens. He also briefly played for the Cleveland Browns in 2016.
The Baylor University product was the second overall pick in the 2012 draft after being selected by the Washington Redskins. He played the first four years of his career with the team, which has since changed its name.
By his freshman year, Griffin had wowed the football world and won the title of best freshman offensive player. However, he seriously injured his knee at the end of that campaign and was never the same player thereafter.
In 56 career games, Griffin completed 63% of the passes he attempted for 9,271 yards and 43 touchdowns. He also amassed 1,809 yards and 10 majors with his legs.