RGIII might just have earned himself an NFL profession Part II.
As a part of an annual charity event featuring SiriusXM host Wealthy Eisen running the 40-yard dash, former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III also laced up his cleats. And Griffin’s surprisingly fast 4.48-second time began conversations inside teams that the 32-year-old free agent might still be worthy of an NFL roster spot as a substitute of working as a school football analyst for ESPN.
“Yes, I did get some calls due to that 4.48,” Griffin later said on The Wealthy Eisen Show.
The previous Heisman Trophy winner and 2011 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Yr last played in 2020, because the backup to Lamar Jackson with the Ravens. Griffin’s best years were in Washington, but his profession was derailed by a serious knee injury after his sensational rookie season. He was with the Browns between stints in Washington and Baltimore.
RGIII during his rookie 2012 seasonGetty Images
“I’m a young guy, 32 years old,” Griffin said. “We see guys like Tom Brady playing until they’re 45. Now he’s got seven Super Bowl rings in order that form of plays into that, and I don’t have any. But the need to play remains to be there and, , I’ve just been blessed that ESPN has given me a possibility to do what I’ve done for the past eight months in the published world, while also understanding that I still have a desire to play.”
About per week before the NFL Draft, Griffin spent a day training at TEST Football Academy in Martinsville, N.J. with quarterback Kenny Pickett. It was his way of staying in shape and in addition gathering analyst information on Pickett, who subsequently was drafted No. 20 overall by the Steelers.
Griffin discussed with Eisen potential landing spots, including headed home to play for the Cowboys, which he called “a fantastic situation for me.” The Baylor product also mentioned the Falcons and Bears as spots where he could foresee being comfortable.
Robert Griffin III throughout the 2022 NFL DraftGetty Images
While Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill reignited a timeless debate over whether starting quarterbacks should must mentor younger backups, Griffin understands his role can be a backup mentor, like he was to Jackson during his 2019 NFL MVP season.
Griffin was considered one of the good dual-threat running quarterbacks to come back out of school, running a 4.41-second 40-yard dash in his heyday. A couple of decade later, it appears his wheels are still in top shape despite the injury history.