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Ravens Re-Sign RGIII on Two-Year Contract

March 22, 2019 - 8:37 am
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By Joe Schiller

The Baltimore Ravens can cross backup quarterback off the list of offseason needs.

The team agreed in principle on a two-year deal with Robert Griffin III.

The former Heisman Trophy winner returns to Baltimore for the second straight season and seemed excited about it.

After sitting out of football for an entire year, Griffin signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Ravens last offseason. He made the 53-man roster as the No. 3 quarterback and served as a mentor to rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson.

Griffin appeared in three games, completing 2-of-6 passes for 21 yards. He led a 14-play, 60-yard field goal drive in the Ravens’ 26-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

While the contract details have yet to be released, the signing makes sense for both parties. For the Ravens, they secure their backup quarterback as the market begins to take shape. Griffin is an important locker room presence and possesses a similar play style to Jackson.

Head coach John Harbaugh appeared on Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take” Podcast earlier this month and spoke highly of Griffin.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Catching up on some podcasts including the great <a href="https://1057thefan.radio.com/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://twitter.com/PardonMyTake?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">https://twitter.com/PardonMyTake?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PardonMyTake</a> where Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh says he hopes RG3 is back with the Ravens and he truly believes and he BOLDLY emphasized “RG3’s best years of football are ahead of him” <a href="https://1057thefan.radio.com/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ravens?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ravens?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Ravens</a></p>&mdash; Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) <a href="https://1057thefan.radio.com/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://twitter.com/diannaESPN/status/1103394691997945856?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">https://twitter.com/diannaESPN/status/1103394691997945856?ref_src=twsrc%...">March 6, 2019</a></blockquote>

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For Griffin, he returns to a familiar situation and gets the opportunity to continue his NFL career. He’s still only 29-years-old and seems to have plenty left in the tank despite suffering notable injuries early in his career.