Former Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III will meet with the New York Jets for a second time, according to NFL Network's Albert Breer.
Griffin had dinner with Jets officials on Friday and will meet at the team facility on Saturday, according to Breer. However, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said on Friday the Jets' preference is to re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Breer corroborated that, but said the Jets want to have a contingency plan in place.
Griffin, who was released by Washington earlier this month, first met with the Jets on Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.
He did not play at at during the 2015 season after suffering a concussion during the preseason and was inactive for the entire season.
Over three seasons with Washington, Griffin played in 37 games, completing 63.9 percent of his passes for 8,097 yards and 40 touchdowns.
His best season came in his rookie year when he completed over 65 percent of his passes and threw for 20 touchdowns.
Griffin has battled knee injuries during his NFL career, which has seen his rushing numbers drop from 815 yards in 2012 to 489 yards in 2013 and 176 yards in 2014 (nine games).
Oh boy. Now that Mark Sanchez is a Denver Bronco, the pieces are starting to move more quickly. I don't think that John Elway trading for Mark Sanchez means he is done at the position, Elway's own tweet used the word "competition" in regards to Sanchez and the Broncos only gave up a conditional seventh rounder in 2017. I still think the Broncos are the most likely team to bring in Colin Kaepernick, but one never knows what the Browns are capable of doing,
I hate the idea of the Jets adding Griffin. but I cannot deny the value he would represent at the position. Of course the big problem here is that what value is he really? Since no one was willing to trade for Griffin and no one has rushed to sign him in the first two days of free agency he will come cheap. Griffin was electric in his rookie season, but his brittleness, an NFL which has adapted quickly to pistol/option offenses, combined with insistence to become a pocket passer has been his undoing. Griffin's wishes to become a pocket passer go against his abilities and the better judgement of two well-known and respected offensive coaches; Jay Gruden and Mike Shanahan.
The best case scenario as far as I am concerned is RG3 is simply a vice the Jets use to squeeze Fitzpatrick into signing his contract.