The Ravens announced Wednesday that they’ve signed QB Robert Griffin III to a one-year deal.
- According to Ian Rapoport, Griffin receives a one-year contract worth $1 million from the Ravens.
We have agreed to a one-year deal with QB Robert Griffin.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) April 4, 2018
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 4, 2018
Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome told reporters that they hosted Griffin for a visit last week and it looks like everything checked out.
Baltimore was clearly in the market for a backup quarterback, considering that they only had Josh Woodrum behind Joe Flacco.
The Ravens still plan to keep an eye out for a young quarterback in this year’s draft, so there’s no guarantee RGIII makes the team. But he’ll at least be given an opportunity to compete for the job along with Woodrum.
It’s worth mentioning that the Ravens expressed interest in Griffin last year, but declined to sign him to a contract.
Griffin, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Redskins back in 2012. He spent four years in Washington before signing a two-year, $15 million contract that includes $6.75 million guaranteed with the Browns back in 2016.
RGIII was set to make a base salary of $6 million for the 2017 season when the Browns released him last year.
In 2016, Griffin appeared in five games thrown for 886 yards while completing 59.2 percent his passes to go along with two touchdowns and three interceptions. He’s also added 190 yards rushing and two touchdowns for the Browns.