Robert Griffin III celebrates birth of daughter with first touchdown since 2017

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Robert Griffin III is having a pretty great weekend.

His wife, Grete Šadeiko, gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday. On Sunday, he helped his Ravens team score the most points in franchise history in a 59-10 thrashing of the Miami Dolphins. And midway through the fourth quarter, RGIII threw his first touchdown pass since Week 16 of the 2016-17 season.

Griffin was even spotted wearing Šadeiko’s hospital bracelet on the field in Miami as his team became one of the biggest stories of Week 1.

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After starting quarterback Lamar Jackson put on a performance that will have a lot of scouts apologizing to their bosses (17-of-20 passing, 324 yards, five touchdowns), Griffin was called upon to guide the team safely through the fourth quarter. The Dolphins, already down 52-10, didn’t fare any better with the Ravens’ backup in on offense.

RGIII needed just nine plays to march Baltimore 42 yards in 5:30 before firing a three-yard pass to Mark Andrews in the end zone for one last score on the day.

Arguably none of Griffin’s teammates were happier for the 29-year-old than Jackson, who wrapped his backup in a massive hug once he got back to the bench.

It’s been a long, strange trip through the NFL since Griffin broke into the league as the No. 2 overall pick behind Andrew Luck in 2012. After finally settling in as a backup in Baltimore in April 2018, Griffin completed just two passes in three games last season.

It’s safe to say his 2019 season is off to a much happier start.

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Blake Schuster is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at blakeschuster@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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