It sounds ridiculous on the surface that Robert Griffin III is contemplating an NFL comeback. He hasn’t played in the league since 2020, his third and final year with the Baltimore Ravens. But now that his health has improved and he can run a 4.48 40-yard dash, teams are calling him. If Griffin III had his choice, joining the Chicago Bears and mentoring Justin Fields is one place he would love to go.
Robert Griffin III was on the Rich Eisen Show discussing the ‘Run Rich Run’ event held for charity. They spoke about Robert’s health and how his 40-yard dash time hasn’t declined much since his workout at the NFL Combine.
When asked if teams were calling him after he ran an impressive 4.48 40-yard dash, Griffin III stated that teams were in fact reaching out.
Rich Eisen also asked Griffin III if he had his choice, where would he go.
“Going back home to Texas with the Dallas Cowboys would be a great situation for me. The Atlanta Falcons being there with Mariota and Ritter would be a great situation. Going to Chicago, with Justin Fields and doing everything I can in that quarterback room, would also be great.”– Robert Griffin III on which NFL team he would like to join
He goes on to say that he’s quite happy with his NFL Analyst job with ESPN. But Robert Griffin III was once one of the most electric and exciting players to watch on the football field. ESPN knows hiring former players brings on the possibility of a resurgence. If healthy, Griffin III would be exciting to watch again.
Griffin III had an injury-plagued NFL career. But there is no denying that his rookie and lone Pro Bowl season was incredible to watch. He threw for 3,200 yards, 20 touchdowns, and five interceptions. He also added 815 rushing yards and seven more touchdowns.
Robert Griffin III could be a fantastic mentor for Justin Fields. The best-case scenario for Fields would be learning what not to do in order to have a lengthy, healthy, and successful NFL career with the Chicago Bears.
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