Days removed from their playoff exit, the Baltimore Ravens waived backup quarterback Robert Griffin III.
This past Saturday, the Baltimore Ravens were looking to score an upset win over the Buffalo Bills to reach the AFC Championship Game for the first-time since 2012. That didn’t happen, as the Raven lost 17-3 to bring their season to an official end. Much like the other teams whose campaigns reached its conclusions, the Ravens decided to part ways with some players on their roster.
On Monday, the Ravens waived backup quarterback Robert Griffin III, who was placed on the injured reserve back in Week 13. Wide receiver De’Anthony Harris and defensive backs Davontae Harris and Tramon Williams were also waived by the team.
RGIII’s tenure in Baltimore ends after three seasons
Griffin looked to be the league’s next great quarterback after a tremendous rookie season in 2012. However, his trajectory plummeted after tearing his ACL in the now-Washington Football Team’s playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He would get released by the team in 2016 and played one injury-plagued season with the Cleveland Browns.
He joined the Ravens in 2018 as the backup to Joe Flacco and then-rookie Lamar Jackson. After Jackson took the reins as the new starting quarterback, Griffin served as his mentor. Griffin would start just two games with the Ravens, one being Week 17 of the 2019 campaign and the team’s Week 12 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the latter game, Griffin started under center after Jackson tested positive for COVID-19, and the veteran struggled before leaving with what turned out to be a season-ending hamstring injury.
Overall, Griffin threw for 288 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions on a 56.9 completion percentage, while also rushing for 139 yards on 32 carries.
The writing appeared to be on the wall once the Ravens announced they signed Tyler Huntley to a futures contract, two days after he entered in relief after Jackson suffered a concussion against the Bills. Not to mention the team also has young quarterback Trace McSorely on the depth chart. With his tenure in Baltimore over, Griffin now looks towards the future.