Robert Griffin III is joining the crew of ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown, replacing Randy Moss on the network’s Monday Night Football coverage, reports Sports Illustrated.
Griffin played college football at Baylor, where he won the Heisman Trophy as a senior and was the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NFL draft. Griffin’s NFL career includes stints with the Commanders, Browns and most recently the Ravens. While the former NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year has talked extensively about a possible return to professional football, he is currently focused on his duties in the booth.
The news comes more than a month after Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported ESPN executives were looking for RG3 to take on a larger role at the network during the 2022 football season.
Per Marchand, Moss wanted to step back from his role on Monday Night Countdown to focus on Sunday’s pregame show. The decision allowed Griffin to move to the new position on the MNF pregame show, states Sports Illustrated
Griffin will join a crew that includes Suzy Kolber, Booger McFarland, Steve Young, Adam Schefter, Michelle Beisner-Buck and Alex Smith. In addition to his NFL duties, Griffin will also continue calling college football games during the ’22 season, per Marchand.
“I still love to play,” Griffin said in July, “But right now I am just focused on doing the best as I can as a storyteller and giving back to football as much as I can.”