July 31, 2021

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Will Robert Griffin III retire and step into the…

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Will Robert Griffin III retire and step into the...


Robert Griffin apparently is going to find the success players covet on the field, off the field … as a broadcaster.

Griffin won the Heisman Trophy at Baylor in 2011 and was NFL Rookie of the Year with Washington after being the second overall pick in 2012. His care plummeted from that height and he has bounced to Cleveland and Baltimore.

Now, 31, Griffin is sought after for a spot in the broadcast booth if he chooses to retire.

The New York Post reports both ESPN and FOX are vying for his services.

Per the report:

ESPN has upped its offer after Fox showed heavy interest in Griffin as an NFL and college football analyst. Now both networks are waiting to see whether Griffin will try to play again or retires from the NFL to move into TV. Even if Griffin does decide to play, TV will be waiting for him when he ultimately retires. (Outkick first reported ESPN’s and Fox’s interest in Griffin.)

…  Griffin really excelled in his auditions for ESPN and Fox. Sources from both networks were blown away by Griffin; some said Griffin’s was among the top tryouts they have ever viewed.

Another quarterback who started out well in his NFL career only to see it fizzle, Mark Sanchez, is being pursued by FOX, per the Post.

Sanchez has done college football work for ESPN but FOX sees him as a game analyst for its NFL package. The network has an opening because Chris Spielman left to run the Detroit Lions.

 

FOX, ESPN step up bidding for Robert Griffin III