RGIII predicts Stetson Bennett to Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens have a decision to make with star quarterback Lamar Jackson this offseason.
Jackson can either be extended with a new contract, be placed on a franchise tag or be traded.
ESPN analyst Robert Griffin III mentioned former Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett as a potential move for the Ravens in the upcoming NFL draft as insurance for Jackson.
The move would reunite Bennett with new Ravens offensive coordinator Todd Monken.
“My bold prediction is that the Baltimore Ravens select Stetson Bennett in the NFL draft. Lamar Jackson is unsure if he is going to be there in the offseason with the franchise tag. You bring in a quarterback who is very familiar with Todd Monken because he was just his OC with the Georgia Bulldogs in back-to-back national championships. Bennett can help teach the offense to these guys and if Lamar is not there at the beginning of the season, Bennett could be your guy of the future.”
Bennett is ranked by draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. as the No. 9 quarterback among draft prospects.
The former walk-on leaves an inspiring legacy behind in Athens as a two-time national champion and the most decorated player in College Football Playoffs history.
Bennett’s cool demeanor, knowledge of Monken’s system and ability to use his feet could create value in Baltimore.
Bennett will have an opportunity to show his athleticism and skills in front of NFL teams at the NFL combine beginning Feb. 28.