Colin Kaepernick gets the attention. Jay Cutler gets the job. And Robert Griffin III gets to work out furiously, apparently, preparing for a job that hasn’t begun to formulate.
The curiously quiet market for Griffin perked up recently — he had a workout with the Chargers in late July and was among the names the Ravens examined with Joe Flacco sitting out due to a back injury — but training camp is here, and Griffin’s career relaunch still hasn’t taken off.
The one-time alleged Redskins savior and last year’s latest Browns bust is now resorting to cryptic tweets to express his frustration with the lack of interest, saying last week he was “used” but will keep hustling.
His fiancee, though, is taking a more proactive approach, doubling as his agent to show NFL teams he’s ready — even after Cutler, who had retired, got a shot with Miami while admitting he was showing up to camp out of shape.
They stabbed you in the back?
They lied to you?
They used you?
Keep working. Keep pushing. Overcome it all.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) July 30, 2017
“SwipeLeft … The hardest working man I know!” Grete Sadeiko wrote Monday night in an Instagram post filled with pictures and videos proving Griffin’s been active. “He is grinding and working every single day and sometimes I ask him why is he putting himself through all these hard practices and makes sure he doesn’t miss a day and he always responds to me with ‘So when the right opportunity comes you don’t have to get ready, you’ll be ready.’ I admire and respect him in so many ways and he is my biggest motivation and inspiration to work towards my dreams and never give up. ❤️ You’re amazing baby!”
Griffin has been the forgotten man one offseason after he was a sought-after one. Griffin, just 27, got a lot of looks his first season removed from Washington before signing with Cleveland on a two-year, $15 million deal, but with just $6.75 million guaranteed. The oft-injured quarterback lived up to his reputation, going down in the season opener with a shoulder injury and not returning until Week 14. He was not impressive in his comeback, finishing the season with two touchdowns, three interceptions and a 72.5 rating, leading to his Browns departure.
Griffin wants to prove that peek — and his last days in Washington, when he was a shell of the dual-threat quarterback who burst on the scene in 2012 — is not who he is today. And when he’s not working out, he’s tweeting pointed motivational thoughts.
You were meant to push the standards not accept them
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) July 29, 2017
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