Several plays later Ryan Schraeder Jersey , he dropped back and launched a 50-yard pass to a receiver running down the far sideline.
Griffin is quietly making a comeback as a backup quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens.
Though starter Joe Flacco and rookie Lamar Jackson have received most of the attention at training camp, Griffin hopes to make some noise at the annual Hall of Fame game against the Chicago Bears on Thursday night. It will be his first taste of NFL action since 2016.
”I’m very excited,” Griffin said. ”I don’t think I can put into words how fun this whole process has been, being here in Baltimore and just having the opportunity to grow with this team. I just want to go out there and show they can trust me and hopefully lead us to a win.”
Griffin won the Heisman Trophy as a junior at Baylor and was the second overall pick in the 2012 draft by the Washington Redskins. He was the NFL’s rookie of the year before his career was derailed by injuries.
Griffin missed the 2015 season after sustaining a concussion during the preseason. After being released by Washington, he signed with the Browns in 2016. He started the regular-season opener, but sustained a shoulder injury. Griffin was able to play the final four weeks and was the starting quarterback the last time the Browns won a game Dion Dawkins Jersey , beating San Diego on Dec. 24, 2016.
He did not play football last year, but stayed in shape by training at the University of Central Florida. Griffin said he also spent hours watching film, studying the defense of various NFL teams.
”He has street credibility immediately,” Ravens quarterbacks coach James Urban said. ”He loves football and had the taste of not being around it for awhile, so he’s hungry and enjoying every moment. We talk all of the time: control what you can control and when the opportunity comes JK Scott Jersey , you take advantage of it.”
Griffin, 28, worked out with the Ravens a few months prior to the NFL Draft. He performed well enough to earn a one-year deal reportedly worth $1 million with a $100,000 signing bonus. So far, Ravens coach John Harbaugh is confident the team made the correct decision.
”I think it’s been great having Robert here. He’s a very talented pro,” Harbaugh said. ”He’s a top pick in the draft Ryan Smith Jersey , so he has talent. He’s healthy for the first time in quite a few years.”
Griffin is fully aware that any role with the team will be serving as a backup to Flacco. The biggest question now is whether the Ravens will carry three quarterbacks into the regular season.
”It will be a tough decision,” Harbaugh said. ”Any time you keep an one player at one position as extra, it’s one less player at another position you decide to lose. I’m not even thinking about that right now. We’ll let that happen when the time comes.”
The Bills play their first preseason game against the Panthers on Thursday and the play of their quarterbacks will be closely scrutinized as the competition for the starting job continues to unfold.
It remains to be seen which of the team’s quarterbacks will be on the field to start the game. Head coach Sean McDermott said on Tuesday, via Joe Buscaglia of WKBW, that he wouldn’t say who would get the nod because he wants to talk to the players first.
McDermott did say that AJ McCarron and Nathan Peterman could both see time with the first team before the second-stringers head into the game. McCarron and Peterman alternated days with the first team over the first week or so of camp, but that pattern broke last week when McCarron got the nod two days in a row.
First-round pick Josh Allen remains with the third team most of the time Andrus Peat Jersey , which McDermott called a “calculated” approach to bringing him along during his rookie season. The coach also said the preseason games will be an important part of the evaluation of all three quarterbacks, so we’ll see if Thursday night leads to any changes to the team’s approach.Authentic Womens DJ Chark Jersey