Veteran Robert Griffin III Wants to Be a Starting Quarterback Again

Robert Griffin III with the Browns in 2016. Photo by Christopher Szagola/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Ravens’ Robert Griffin III hasn’t started more than seven games since 2013, his second year in the NFL, and has been a full-time lineup for Baltimore the past two years. Despite this, Griffin doesn’t want to spend the rest of his career as a backup and he plans to become a started in the NFL.

Griffin signed with the Ravens in 2018 after spending a year out of the league. Since playing with the Ravens, he went from being a third-string QB to the primary backup of 2019’s MVP Lamar Jackson. The 30-year-old player dreams of more opportunities in the future.

“I do want to be a starter again,” Griffin said during a recent appearance on Matt Mosley Show. “I’m 30 years old. Quarterbacks are playing into their 40s now. There’s a lot of time left to still go achieve all the dreams and goals I set for myself.”

Griffin also talked about his amazing experience in Baltimore so far, “It’s been an amazing experience being in Baltimore. A top-notch, first-class organization. They take care of their players. They understand the importance of taking care of the quarterbacks and surround the quarterback with guys and people that will help them grow. I’m a part of that. I’m a part of that for Lamar (Jackson), helping him grow, helping him see the game, helping him continue to get better every single day.”

For most of his career, Griffin was a starter, making 35 starts with the Washington Redskins between 2012 and 2014. His career stats include 63.1 competition percentage alongside 9,229 passing yards and 43 touchdowns. He also rushed for 1,740 yards and 10 TDs.