Robert Griffin III to reportedly join ESPN as college football broadcaster

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Robert Griffin III is officially making a move to TV.

The former quarterback is finalizing a deal with ESPN to call college football games this season, according to Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports.

Griffin could also join ESPN’s NFL coverage, too.

Despite the move to the broadcast booth, the 31-year-old is not giving up on his NFL career just yet.

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Griffin’s contract with ESPN reportedly has an out if an opportunity arises that would allow for him to sign with a team, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

The former second overall pick of the Washington Football Team spent the last three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens backing up Lamar Jackson.

Griffin appeared in four games last season, including a Week 12 start against the Steelers in place of Jackson, who was out due to COVID-19.

In that lone game, Griffin complete seven of 12 passes for 33 yards and an interception but was taken out of the game in the fourth quarter with an apparent hamstring injury.

If Griffin has indeed played the final game of his NFL career, he will be remembered as what could have been.

The former Heisman Trophy winner took the league by storm his rookie season in 2012, throwing for 3,200 yards and 20 touchdowns while also rushing for 815 yards and seven touchdowns.

Injuries, however, derailed Griffin’s career and resulted in him becoming a full-time backup quarterback with the Browns and Ravens.

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