Why Ravens Will Sign Quarterback Robert Griffin III

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Griffin signed a one-year contract with the Ravens on Wednesday.

The Baltimore Ravens have added a veteran quarterback after all. We're excited about it. I feel like we got a steal.

Now that last year's backup Ryan Mallett is a free agent, Baltimore was in the market for a No. 2 quarterback and the Ravens circled back to Griffin, who was still itching to play again and remained in contact with Baltimore.

It's been a far fall from grace for Griffin, who hasn't been the same player since his rookie season.

Griffin becomes the third quarterback on the Baltimore roster, joining Joe Flacco and Josh Woodrum.

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Griffin had been in recently, throwing passes to wide receivers the team was working out. The former Baylor product looked to be a star at the next level when he was drafted and his rookie season was a big success as he led the Redskins to an NFC East title. "I felt like he really wanted to be here, be a Raven". He spent three more seasons with the Redskins as the team slowly integrated Kirk Cousins into the starting role. He went on to start 20 more games in Washington before Cousins took the reins.

Griffin has started 40 games over the last five seasons. The 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year with Washington has been healthy enough to play for just 40 of the 80 possible games in his National Football League career.

Baltimore represents the next best chance for Griffin to re-establish a once-bright career that has been lost at sea since 2014.

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