While RG3’s playing days are not technically over yet, whenever he does decide to hang up his cleats, he reportedly has a lucrative contract waiting for him as a broadcaster.
Fox and ESPN executives were “blown away” by Griffin in his recent auditions, Andrew Marchand of The New York Post reports, and “some said Griffin’s was among the top tryouts they have ever viewed.” That has ESPN and Fox in a bidding war for Griffin with ESPN upping its offer after Fox came calling.
ESPN would use Griffin as a college football analyst as well as featuring him on its NFL shows such as “Get Up!”
Griffin had an incredible career with the Baylor Bears, throwing for over 10,000 yards with 78 touchdowns, while rushing for over 2,200 yards and another 33 scores. His 2011 season resulted in him winning the Heisman Trophy, along with several other accolades such as First-Team All-American, Davey O’Brien Award, Manning Award and AP Player of the Year.
The Redskins picked him with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft and after winning the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award, Griffin’s career started to slow down and then injuries starting impacting his abilities on the field.
Griffin, 31, started two games as a backup with the Ravens the past three seasons. He remains a free agent, but could be the one calling the games come this fall. And if ESPN and FOX use him in college games, he could even be broadcasting some Big 12 match ups this season.