3 quarterback options to compete against Cowboys backups

Quarterback Ben DiNucci #7 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Robert Griffin III #3 of the Baltimore Ravens (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

3. player. 123. . . . Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III or RGIII as he is affectionately known is a high-profile quarterback that has seen his star fizzle over the years.

RGIII set the league on fire during his rookie year which prompted me to think how the Dallas Cowboys would defend this guy for the next ten years. Fortunately for the Dallas Cowboys but unfortunately for RGIII, his late-season knee injury was so severe that it affected his career trajectory.

RGIII has been the backup in Baltimore for the past three years and although he has fought through injuries, RGIII would be a nice backup in Dallas.

The one trait I would like my backup quarterback to have is the ability to run. When things don’t go right for a backup quarterback, it is a nice fallback option to have a runner that can at least move the chains with his feet.

If the backup was consistent at throwing the football, he probably wouldn’t be a backup in this quarterback-starved league hence my preference in QB’s with running ability.

RGIII is a name at this point but he does have starting experience but probably wouldn’t break the bank either.

Baltimore signed Griffin to a one-year, one-million-dollar deal back in 2018. He subsequently signed a two-year $4.5 million deal the year after which has run out. A veteran minimum deal for another chance to play in this league is a far fall for the former number two overall pick but people could do worse than play football for a living.

Griffin the player in 2020 was extremely limited but showed on film that he can move the chains if needed with his feet. The short and intermediate throws Baltimore thrives on didn’t fit him as much as Griffin was a guy who loved the vertical passing game off of play-action.

As unlikely as this is, the option is available for Robert Griffin III to come back to Texas.