After rumors swirled regarding Robert Griffin III either making the team or being traded, the Baltimore Ravens final 53-man roster includes him.
The #Ravens are keeping Robert Griffin III on their 53-man roster, per league source. What a story as his comeback continues.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 1, 2018
There have been arguments both for and against this decision, but ultimately Ozzie Newsome, Eric DeCosta and the rest of the team believed he can contribute in some fashion.
I personally like the move. I want Lamar Jackson off the field in 2018. I want the Ravens to do everything they can to develop Lamar into the star he can be. Without a doubt, Jackson has the highest ceiling of an NFL player I’ve ever seen. His physical traits are ludicrous and with the help of Griffin, Joe Flacco, James Urban and the rest of the Ravens, we could see another winning quarterback in Baltimore.
Don’t forget this move to keep RGIII on the roster for now doesn’t mean there still couldn’t be a trade in the future. If somebody’s quarterback goes down the Ravens are on speed-dial with Griffin III. They are still wanting a pick at the right price.
Also, I’m thrilled with the comeback story. He was tossed around in Washington after his coach failed him. He was thrown onto the scout team as a safety. He then joined the Cleveland Browns, where quarterbacks go to do the opposite of succeed. Finally, after a year away, he joined an organization who are known for their respect of both the player and the person. This is another step in the road for Robert and I’m excited to see #3 in Baltimore.