Robert Griffin III Seeks NFL Comeback, Says He's 'Ready To Go Right Now'

Former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III spends a large portion of his fall in Bristol, Connecticut working for ESPN. But if the ball bounces his way, he'd have no problem veering away from Bristol in favor of a trek down the comeback trail.

RGIII is ready to ball again.

Speaking with Waco, Texas news station KWTX, the 32-year-old Griffin admitted that he does not consider himself to be retired and is preparing to once again spend time under center. “I am ready to go right now. I train every day. I throw and workout," Griffin told KWTX. "I know what it takes to get my body ready and I am doing those things."

Griffin last played in the NFL as a backup with the Ravens in 2020. He started one game and played in three others, attempting just 14 total passes.

Last fall Griffin began working for ESPN an analyst, primarily focusing on the NFL. That's a role he still holds today, but would seemingly drop in an instant if a quarterback-needy team were to reach out.

“...It is a little bit tougher when you are flying around everywhere doing stuff for TV, but when you really want something, you make it work," said Griffin, via KWTX. "So, if I get that call this year, next year, or five years from now I will be ready to play.”

Though an NFL return would seem unlikely - RGIII hasn't been the unquestioned starter since 2016 with Cleveland - it's not exactly uncharted territory for the QB. He sat out the entire 2017 season before Baltimore signed him as a free agent in the spring of 2018.

“I still love to play, but right now I am just focused on doing the best as I can as a storyteller and giving back to football as much as I can,” said Griffin.

In the event his storytelling replaces any aspirations of a comeback, he'll finish his NFL career having thrown for more than 9,000 yards with 43 passing touchdowns and another 10 scores on the ground. He was named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2012.


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