Robert Griffin III chooses ESPN after bidding war

Robert Griffin has landed a new job as he sorts out his future in the NFL.

Robert Griffin has landed a new job as he sorts out his future in the NFL.

The veteran free-agent quarterback will call college football games for ESPN, Front Office Sports reported Thursday, marking the culmination of a bidding war that included Fox.

Griffin’s contract with ESPN reportedly includes an out clause that would allow him to resume his professional football career should an opportunity present itself, according to NFL Network.

Exact terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The former Heisman Trophy winner and second-overall pick by Washington in 2012 was waived by the Ravens in January following three seasons with the organization, as his once-promising career was derailed by injuries.

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The 31-year-old Baylor product seemingly confirmed the ESPN news when he thanked former Ravens teammate Willie Snead on Twitter for congratulating him on the gig.

But Griffin doesn’t seem content calling his quits on his football career.

On Tuesday, he went viral after showing him practicing his throws with a wall.

“If you won’t sign me, at least sign this wall,” Griffin tweeted. “I mean look at the quick release and ball placement my GAWD.”

In 56 career games, Griffin has thrown 43 touchdowns and rushed for 10 more.

This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Jenna Lemoncelli

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