Robert Griffin III is at it once more with discuss of a comeback to the NFL. Griffin is popping to the worst potential vacation spot within the minds of most Washington Commanders followers — he says he’d like to make his return with the Dallas Cowboys.
Seeing how Griffin performs an analogous type to Dak Prescott, it could make a bit of sense have been the Cowboys to kick the tires. It makes a ton of sense for Griffin since he grew up in Texas. That half I get. I additionally get that there’s little or no probability of this dream of Robert’s coming true. However Griffin didn’t cease on the Cowboys. Oh no. He additionally named the Atlanta Falcons and Chicago Bears as groups he’d like to play for.
“Going again home to Texas with the Dallas Cowboys, I do know numerous Washington followers don’t wish to hear that, however that may be a terrific state of affairs for me. The Atlanta Falcons being there with (Marcus) Mariota and (Desmond) Ridder could be a terrific state of affairs for me. Going to Chicago with Justin FIelds to attempt to assist as a lot as I presumably can in that quarterback room would even be a terrific state of affairs.”
The final time we noticed RGIII within the NFL was throughout the 2020 season with Baltimore. He performed in 4 video games (one begin) and handed for 42 yards finishing 57 p.c of his passes for zero TDs and two INTs. Certain, it’s a small pattern, however that is just about what he’s been for fairly a while. Why any NFL team could be fascinated with bringing him again at this level when there are many younger, hungry, wholesome QB prospects on the market that would principally provide the identical if not higher is mind-boggling.
Sure, Griffin was superb at one level, however that was 10 years in the past. A superb rookie 12 months was adopted up by a median 12 months two coming off main knee surgical procedure. I perceive that if that damage on the finish of his rookie marketing campaign by no means occurred, we is likely to be taking a look at RGIII utterly otherwise. However it did occur, and his profession started to quickly wind down following the damage. He was by no means the identical after that.
Figuring out this, I feel it’s delusional for anybody to imagine he “deserves” one other legit shot at coming again. If a team brings Griffin in, then extra energy to him, however I simply don’t assume it’s believable. Robert didn’t play in any respect in 2021, and simply because a participant can nonetheless run a formidable 40-yard sprint doesn’t imply he’s able to compete once more on Sundays.
Name me biased, however the Falcons and Bears can have at it. The Cowboys have a lot greater issues to fret about personnel-wise in the event that they intend to compete for a Tremendous Bowl. Jerry Jones isn’t getting any youthful. And signing RGIII as Prescott’s backup doesn’t make Dallas any higher than they already are. Griffin has had a few probabilities within the league since his preliminary run led to Washington following the 2014 season. It hasn’t labored out, and he’s not going to regain that glory.
How about throwing this chance Colin Kaepernick’s means? Certain, he’s been out of the league for 5 years. I don’t assume he’d be a lot worse than Griffin. However we all know that isn’t going to occur and why. It’s time for RGIII to just accept his profession for what it was. I’m simply not shopping for that NFL groups are nonetheless fascinated with having RGIII of their QB room. And for these groups that may contemplate it…good luck with that.