Baltimore Ravens: Robert Griffin III is the NFL’s best backup QB
RGIII is the best-case scenario:
God forbid an injury happens to anyone, obviously, but the world can be harsh and unforgiving. What is a team to do when their franchise quarterback goes down? For some teams, their season is instantly sunk, take for instance the San Francisco 49ers, who have picked in the top ten each of the last four drafts with no sure answer at the quarterback spot.. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles are winning their Super Bowl title with their backup quarterback, Nick Foles.
Suddenly the thought of having a strong backup isn’t so crazy, huh?
This is exactly why Robert Griffin III has such substantially high value in today’s NFL. While RGIII has never been the same quarterback after an unfortunate ACL tear during his rookie season, he remains a competent player. Griffin has shown that he can still win games, plus he still has the passion and leadership to be a strong voice in the locker room.
More than anything, Griffin still possesses the talent and athleticism that made him the second overall pick during the 2012 NFL Draft. Even after a devastating, derailing injury like Griffin had, it hasn’t stopped him from remaining a solid quarterback option at worst.
For the Baltimore Ravens, they have a guy in Robert Griffin III who can easily command this offense should something happen to Lamar Jackson. Griffin’s strengths will be emphasized in the team’s offense and it’s easy to see him succeeding in it. If needed be, I would have complete faith in RGIII to guide the Ravens back to the post-season.
Another great factor with having good backup quarterback options is the trade value of them. With injuries comes need, and another NFL team could be in need of a quarterback at some point this season. It would be stupid not to at least look at RGIII as a potential solution. The trade market for Griffin could be massive and it’s because of how good of backup he is for Baltimore. Griffin is such a good backup, however, that the Ravens may not even entertain trading him.
All this bodes incredibly well for both the Baltimore Ravens and Robert Griffin III. Both parties benefit, with Baltimore having a capable backup that can fill in whenever needed, and Griffin remains a well-thought of individual who can run this offense if need be. Whatever the future holds, I firmly believe that not only is Robert Griffin III a good backup quarterback, but he is undoubtedly the best their is in the NFL.