Baltimore Ravens: 3 roster bubble players to watch
The Baltimore Ravens will have to trim down their current roster to 53 players before the regular season. Here are bubble players to watch.
3. Robert Griffin III
Griffin was a surprise signing early last month. After letting Ryan Mallett walk in free agency, the Ravens were keen on finding a viable No. 2 behind Joe Flacco for the 2018 season. That was weeks before the draft, however. Things are a bit different now one month later. From one Heisman quarterback to another, Lamar Jackson’s addition makes Griffin expendable.
Griffin, a very similar style of quarterback, would be a helpful mentor to Jackson during his rookie season. With that being said, the Ravens aren’t a team accustomed to holding three quarterbacks throughout the regular season. It hasn’t been a problem they’ve have had to worry about because of Flacco’s consistency under center. But Jackson’s addition brings a whole different dynamic to the position.
Releasing Griffin would leave the Ravens with just $100,000 in dead cap, a number I’d assume they’re more than comfortable dealing with. It’s very likely Jackson earns the backup role behind Flacco in training camp, making Griffin’s roster spot a numbers game. Is it worth sacrificing a spot elsewhere to keep a third quarterback?
That’s something the Ravens will have to decide.