He started strong for the then-Washington Redskins, but lost the starting role to Kirk Cousins in the 2015 season.
He was initially named the starter, but his concussion led to Cousins taking the role for the entire year.
Griffin closed his nine-season career playing for the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens but saw spot minutes.
His NFL journey ended was a far cry from its promising start.
However, he stayed close to the game by becoming an analyst for college football and NFL games.
His new profession will help him practice the lessons he learned from his Master’s in Communications.
Likewise, he is imparting his football wisdom to the next generation of NFL prospects, as Cincinnati Bengals’ radio commentator Dan Hoard shared.
— Dan Hoard (@Dan_Hoard) April 14, 2022
Hoard posted a photo of Griffin with Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Desmond Ridder.
The tweet reads, “Whoa. Former Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III is at @GoBearcatsFB spring practice today. Will be doing some pre-draft work with Desmond Ridder.”
A Perfect Training Partner For Ridder
It’s still uncertain where Ridder will land in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Team executives and scouts haven’t been high on this year’s quarterback class.
But if there’s one person that could significantly help Ridder, it’s the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner.
Ridder also has the same scrambling ability that Griffin had during his playing days.
In his rookie season with Washington, the former Baylor standout had 815 yards and seven touchdowns.
Meanwhile, Ridder had 592 yards and 12 rushing touchdowns in his junior year with the Bearcats.
Griffin will give Ridder pointers on how he could maximize his versatility.
With the NFL being a different beast, a prospect like him could use a ton of advice from someone who has been there.