Robert Griffin III is a professional quarterback. He played college football at Baylor, where he won the 2011 Heisman Trophy. He was drafted in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft (second overall) by the Washington Redskins, who had traded up to select him.
Griffin had a successful rookie season with the Redskins, setting records for the highest passer rating and highest touchdown to interception ratio by a rookie quarterback, and leading the Redskins to the top of their division and their first playoff appearance in five seasons. He won the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award and was named to the 2013 Pro Bowl, although was unable to participate due to a knee injury he suffered late in the season. Griffin was less successful during his subsequent tenure with the Redskins, as he was plagued by injuries. Griffin III signed with the Cleveland Browns in 2016. His tenure with the Browns was also plagued with injuries, and he was subsequently released after one season. After spending the entire 2017 season as a free agent, Griffin signed with the Baltimore Ravens in 2018 where he served as a backup for three seasons.
Griffin is a Protestant Christian. Before the start of his rookie season, Griffin had signed a number of endorsement deals from companies such as Adidas, Gatorade, Nissan, and Subway. According to ESPN's Dollars blog, Griffin had "earned more than any other rookie in NFL history before throwing his first regular-season pass."