Robert Griffin III sighting: QB gets first visit of offseason, with Chargers

Shutdown Corner

It has been a while since Robert Griffin III’s name was brought up in NFL news.

After a long, quiet offseason for the former NFL offensive rookie of the year, Griffin finally has his first free-agent visit. He’ll visit the Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday, according to’s Adam Schefter and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Schefter reported that Griffin had another visit lined up but canceled it when the Chargers agreed to bring him in. That seems unwise, but it might be a sign of Griffin’s confidence that a deal with Los Angeles will get done.

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After a mediocre season with the Cleveland Browns last season, Griffin was cut and nobody came calling. Griffin is just 27 years old and was the No. 2 overall pick in 2012. He had one of the greatest rookie seasons ever with the Washington Redskins, but blew out his ACL in a playoff game and hasn’t been the same since.

Still, the Chargers are thin at quarterback behind Philip Rivers. Longtime backup Kellen Clemens is the only other established quarterback on the roster. If Griffin signs and can revive his career with a new team (we’ve heard that before) then it would give the Chargers an interesting backup option.

At very least bringing in Griffin might bring some preseason attention to the team as it makes an awkward transition from San Diego to Los Angeles.

Robert Griffin III has a meeting with the Chargers on Tuesday. (AP)
Robert Griffin III has a meeting with the Chargers on Tuesday. (AP)

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