Ryan Griffin
Ryan Griffin
30-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Six years into his NFL career, Griffin has yet to throw his first regular-season pass. The 29-year-old actually served as the No. 2 quarterback on both the front and back ends of the 2018 campaign, yet game action still eluded him. Griffin enters 2019 with his best chance yet to open the season as the primary backup to Jameis Winston, needing to only beat out journeyman Blaine Gabbert this summer for that distinction. Gabbert may have the upper hand when it comes to experience in coach Bruce Arians' offensive system, having operated under it for one season in 2017 with the Cardinals. Whether that will be enough to hold off Griffin remains to be seen, with the question set to be definitively answered in training camp and the preseason. However, even if Griffin does secure the No. 2 role, it would almost assuredly take an injury to Jameis Winston for him to see any meaningful playing time. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $2.9 million contract with the Buccaneers in March of 2019.
Will remain No. 2 QB
QBTampa Bay Buccaneers
September 24, 2019
Griffin will continue to be Jameis Winston's backup quarterback after Blaine Gabbert (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
ANALYSIS
The Buccaneers were holding out hope that Gabbert could make a return, but he was unable to recover. Griffin will be Winston's backup quarterback for the remainder of the season. Whenever Winston is under center, there's always a chance he falters and his backup is called upon, although he's played well enough to avoid any speculation thus far.
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Falcons pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
99.0
 
Cornerbacks
97.3
 
Safeties
101.5
 
Linebackers
99.6
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Ryan Griffin's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
210 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.87 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.43 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.01 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
113 in
 
Bench Press
21 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Griffin went undrafted in 2014 and still hasn't made an appearance in an NFL regular-season game, but he could have a nice opportunity with Tampa Bay this season, as Jameis Winston will serve a suspension Weeks 1-3. While Ryan Fitzpatrick is a clear favorite to fill in as the starter, Griffin might be able to make a push for the job if he impresses during training camp and the preseason.
Griffin served as the understudy to Jameis Winston and Mike Glennon over the last two seasons, but did nothing more than hold a clipboard in either campaign. However, the 27-year-old was retained on an RFA tender of $1.8 million for 2017 and was also kept on the active roster throughout the 2016 season so as to avoid a possible poaching by another team off the practice squad. Heading into the offseason, there was a strong probability that Griffin would be moving up a slot on the depth chart come free agency due to Glennon's expected departure, a development that indeed came to pass. However, the mid-May signing of veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick presumably knocks Griffin back down a notch for the time being. He'll do battle with undrafted free agent Sefo Liufau in training camp and the preseason, although Griffin's considerable experience with coach Dirk Koetter's playbook should give him the leg up heading into the job battle.
After a two-year stint on the Saints practice squad, Griffin made a lateral move to the Bucs upon his release by New Orleans in last September's final cuts. He's yet to see action in a regular-season game during his three NFL seasons, but would presumably vault into the No. 2 role were current primary backup Mike Glennon to be traded. He brings some pedigree from a prolific college career at Tulane, where he threw for 9,026 yards, 56 touchdowns and 35 interceptions over four seasons, and set the school's single-game passing record with 476 yards against Rice in his senior campaign.
Griffin is expected to compete with Luke McCown to be Drew Brees' primary backup quarterback in New Orleans.
Griffin will look for a No. 2 or 3 quarterback gig with another team after he was waived by the Saints at the conclusion of training camp.
Griffin will compete for a roster spot as the Saints' likely third-string quarterback behind starter Drew Brees and either Seneca Wallace or Luke McCown.
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Throws pair of picks
QBTampa Bay Buccaneers
August 29, 2019
Griffin completed nine of 11 passes for 92 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in the Buccaneers' 17-15 preseason win over the Cowboys on Thursday.
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Leads another game-winning march
QBTampa Bay Buccaneers
August 24, 2019
Griffin completed 11 of 17 passes for 121 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in the Buccaneers' 13-12 preseason win over the Browns on Friday. He also netted zero yards on his sole rush and fumbled once but recovered.
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Another impressive performance
QBTampa Bay Buccaneers
August 17, 2019
Griffin completed 14 of 21 passes for 201 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Buccaneers' 16-14 preseason win over the Dolphins on Friday.
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Eclipses 300-yard mark in opener
QBTampa Bay Buccaneers
August 10, 2019
Griffin completed 26 of 43 passes for 330 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in the Buccaneers' 30-28 preseason loss to the Steelers on Friday. He also lost a fumble.
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Set for offseason competition
QBTampa Bay Buccaneers
March 25, 2019
Griffin will compete for Tampa Bay's backup quarterback role after the team signed fellow quarterback Blaine Gabbert on Monday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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