Griffin, the onetime savior of the Washington Redskins, has resurfaced on the roster of the Baltimore Ravens — pat yourself on the back if you knew that — and now, with an injury to Joe Flacco, might just get a start at quarterback this weekend against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Robert Griffin III could return to the field this year for Baltimore. (Getty)MoreThe Athletics Jeff Zrebiec offered up a possible route for Griffin to get the starting nod over Lamar Jackson:
Robert Griffin III said hes preparing this week like he does every week. Hasnt been active all year but he could be Sunday with Flacco ailing.
Its uncertain what Griffin has left to offer, but the fact that hes even on the roster is a sign of how hes managed to hang on after a precipitous fall from grace.
Ready to feel old? Griffin has only played in five games since the end of the 2014 season, all for Cleveland in 2016. His astonishing Pro Bowl run as the rookie QB of the Washington Redskins is now six years gone, along with just about every vestige of that era in Washington.
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On Monday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that he’d see how the week goes before making any decision or announcement about whether Joe Flacco will start at quarterback against the Bengals on Sunday.
Harbaugh also said that Robert Griffin III and Lamar Jackson would both be possible replacements if Flacco’s hip injury doesn’t permit him to play this week. On Wednesday, Harbaugh’s message was pretty much the same on both fronts.
The coach said, via Jeff Zrebiec of The Atlantic, that he doesn’t “feel like we owe anybody answers” about who will be taking the snaps at this point in the week. Neither of the quarterbacks who spoke to reporters — Flacco was getting treatment — gave any hint about the team’s plan.
Jackson said that he is “preparing for whatever” and would be ready to start if that’s how things play out. Griffin, who hasn’t been active for a game this season, said his own preparation hasn’t changed much from previous weeks.
If Griffin does wind up playing, he’ll be on the field against a Bengals team that just added Hue Jackson to its coaching staff. Jackson was the head coach in Cleveland when Griffin last played in a regular season game, but it seems clear that neither he nor any other Bengals coach will get much info about Baltimore’s quarterback plans before Sunday.