Report: Ravens plan to use Robert Griffin III as backup QB
Not only are the Baltimore Ravens keeping Robert Griffin III, they’re giving him a rather important role on the roster.
According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Ravens intend to keep Griffin and slot him in as the primary backup to Joe Flacco, while rookie Lamar Jackson will learn as the third-stringer.
Some clarity here: My understanding is the #Ravens aren’t trading RG3 and the plan is he’ll enter the season as No. 2 QB behind Joe Flacco. Rookie Lamar Jackson gets to sit, learn (and probably do other fun stuff, too). https://t.co/OR3i99WR1C
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 2, 2018
Griffin has been in the NFL wilderness, but he thinks that’s helped him. The Ravens seem to agree. His preseason performances were impressive and the Ravens rewarded him by keeping him on the roster, the first time they’ve carried three quarterbacks in nearly a decade.