Robert Griffin III is having a pretty great weekend.
His wife, Grete Šadeiko, gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday. On Sunday, he helped his Ravens team score the most points in franchise history in a 59-10 thrashing of the Miami Dolphins. And midway through the fourth quarter, RGIII threw his first touchdown pass since Week 16 of the 2016-17 season.
Griffin was even spotted wearing Šadeiko’s hospital bracelet on the field in Miami as his team became one of the biggest stories of Week 1.
After starting quarterback Lamar Jackson put on a performance that will have a lot of scouts apologizing to their bosses (17-of-20 passing, 324 yards, five touchdowns), Griffin was called upon to guide the team safely through the fourth quarter. The Dolphins, already down 52-10, didn’t fare any better with the Ravens’ backup in on offense.
RGIII needed just nine plays to march Baltimore 42 yards in 5:30 before firing a three-yard pass to Mark Andrews in the end zone for one last score on the day.
Arguably none of Griffin’s teammates were happier for the 29-year-old than Jackson, who wrapped his backup in a massive hug once he got back to the bench.
It’s been a long, strange trip through the NFL since Griffin broke into the league as the No. 2 overall pick behind Andrew Luck in 2012. After finally settling in as a backup in Baltimore in April 2018, Griffin completed just two passes in three games last season.
It’s safe to say his 2019 season is off to a much happier start.
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