Robert Griffin III
QB - FA
The Ravens waived QB Robert Griffin III.
Undrafted free agent Tyler Huntley did enough during Saturday's loss to the Bills to win a roster spot. Griffin could still wind up returning to the Ravens, but it's also possible we've seen his last NFL game. Griffin was the No. 2 overall draft pick back in 2012.
The Ravens have placed QB Robert Griffin III on short-term IR with a thigh injury suffered in Wednesday's matchup with the Steelers.
Griffin will miss the next three weeks and is eligible to return Week 16 against the Giants. Trace McSorley will step in as Lamar Jackson's primary backup. HC John Harbaugh has been mum about Jackson's availability for Tuesday's matchup with the Cowboys, so McSorley may have value in two QB and Super-FELX leagues for Week 13.
The Ravens made a quarterback change late in the fourth quarter of their Wednesday afternoon matchup versus the Steelers, inserting Trace McSorely in for Robert Griffin III.
Griffin was 7-for-12 for 33 yards and a pick-six before departing. He also ran for 68 yards on the ground. McSorely was just activated off the COVID-19 list and hasn't practiced since November 18th. Baltimore was trailing 19-7 at the time of the change.
According to Ian Rapoport, RGIII is being discussed in trade talks heading into the new league year.
RGIII hasn't been fantasy football relevant for a very long time, but that doesn't mean he can't still play. Griffin has a very affordable contract and could be a target for a team looking to upgrade their backup QB situation. It's unlikely that Griffin's fantasy value will spike overnight, but it's a situation worth monitoring.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Robert Griffin completed 11-of-21 passes for 96 yards and an interception in a 28-10 win over the Steelers in Week 17.
Griffin also added eight rushes for 50 yards in the win. He got the start with the Ravens resting several key starters, including Lamar Jackson. Look for RGIII to return to the bench when the Ravens kick off the playoffs in the Divisional Round.