Robert Griffin III is not at the moment on an NFL roster, however that does not imply that his NFL profession is over. Griffin continues to be hoping that he’ll get an opportunity to play once more.
“There is a starvation in me that makes me need to proceed to play,” Griffin stated in an look on “The Adam Schefter Podcast.”
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Griffin would not rule out any vacation spot if given a possibility to return to the NFL. That features going again to the staff that drafted him, the Washington Soccer Staff — if the staff is open to re-signing him in wake of Ryan Fitzpatrick’s damage.
“Yeah, I imply it might, to be sincere,” Griffin stated when requested if signing with Washington might work. “However for me to return to Washington…that must be one thing that coach Ron Rivera and the staff could be open to.
“You by no means say by no means, is what I’d say. Would I be open to it? Yeah, I’d love to return and be capable of have that come full circle. However am I begging for that or pleading for that? Nah. But when your man goes down, make the decision.”
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Griffin, the No. 2 total decide within the 2012 NFL Draft, was a star throughout his rookie season in Washington. He threw for 3,200 yards, 20 touchdowns and simply 5 interceptions whereas finishing 65.6 % of his passes. He additionally added 815 dashing yards and 7 touchdowns on the bottom and led Washington to the playoffs. Sadly, he suffered a torn ACL in that playoff recreation and by no means fairly regained his rookie-year type.
“I’ve at all times regarded on the state of affairs in Washington as simply incorrect place, incorrect time,” Griffin stated of that recreation. “The damage on the finish of the 2012 season and the playoffs towards Seattle. Individuals will speak about that and say, ‘what if’ ceaselessly, if I ever return.”
Although Griffin has solely began two video games within the final three seasons, he believes that he nonetheless has the talents wanted to search out success as a starter.
“I imagine I’d thrive in a system just like those that [Ryan] Tannehill, [Russell] Wilson and [Kirk] Cousins have performed in,” Griffin stated.
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Griffin acknowledged that the success tales of veterans quarterbacks like Tannehill, Tyrod Taylor and Nick Foles have motivated him to an extent. And if he can get the identical alternative, he is assured he can produce.
“Once I see all these alternatives, guys maximizing [them] — Tyrod Taylor, proper? [He] goes out, will get an opportunity to compete and growth, wins the job — that is what I wanna get to,” Griffin stated. “I do know this 12 months, I imply it is the season, [so] you are not competing to be [a] quote-unquote starter within the season, so for me, it is about … a staff has an damage or they wanna deliver me in, that is superior if subsequent 12 months I can get a possibility to compete… I am on board for that.
“I do firmly imagine not solely in my very own capacity however with my very own wherewithal,” Griffin continued. “And I am a younger 31 as a result of I have never had a possibility to essentially play the sport for about 5 – 6 years extensively.”
Griffin hasn’t gotten an opportunity but, so he’ll stay with ESPN in the interim. But when he will get the best alternative, count on him to leap at it.