Green Bay Packers: Under the radar free agents to consider

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CANTON, OH – AUGUST 02: Robert Griffin III #3 of the Baltimore Ravens looks to pass in the first quarter of the Hall of Fame Game against the Chicago Bears at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on August 2, 2018 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

QB Robert Griffin III

It’s no secret that DeShone Kizer was underwhelming during his two brief stints on the field last year, and in his defense it was a tough spot, replacing an injured Aaron Rodgers with no warmup or prep with the starters. But if the team decides to bring in a veteran to challenge for that backup role with Kizer and Tim Boyle, who better than the signal-caller who had his best season with Matt LaFleur as his coach.

Griffin’s incredible rookie season in 2012 was under LaFleur, who was coaching the Washington quarterbacks at the time. However, after his horrific knee injury at the end of that season, Griffin was never the same and has settled into a career as a backup. Now 29, he’s looking for another team after spending last year in Baltimore mentoring Lamar Jackson. He’s been a vocal supporter of LaFleur’s hiring and quite obviously has a great amount of fondness for his former coach. For a very cheap contract, he could be a top backup for the Green Bay Packers.