Ravens Preseason: 5 things we’ve learned so far
1. Robert Griffin III could be a viable backup:
Don’t look now but the Ravens have a viable backup quarterback that is not named Lamar Jackson. Going into the preseason, the expectations heaped on Griffin III were small. Now it is clear that he isn’t just there to be a camp arm, he is vying for a roster spot. It is less than ideal to keep three quarterbacks, but Griffin III has given himself a chance.
When you look at Griffin III in the two preseason games, he has shown a bit of everything. He has shown the ability to work the pocket, while he still has much of the athletic ability that made him a number two overall pick. He is making accurate throws. He completed a deep pass to Perriman in the back of the end zone, putting the ball where it had to be. He can make every throw. Griffin III has become a viable backup quarterback and that is a sentence that seemed silly earlier this Summer.
It is doubtful that Griffin III will ever be the star he was supposed to be for Washington. That RG3 doesn’t really exist any more. Griffin III can be perfect for the Ravens though. Joe Flacco is the starter and Jackson is the future. If Griffin III is helping Jackson, can make all the throws and be a capable understudy to Flacco, the Ravens can find a roster spot for him.