Last season, RGIII took 152 hits
Robert Griffin III was hit more than 10 times in six different games
during his bone-jarring first season, including 25 hits in one
game against the Bengals. The weekly pounding left him
vulnerable in the playoffs, and he tore his anterior cruciate
ligament on a play in which he wasn’t even touched.
Below, see the hits Griffin took by game and by situation: in
the pocket, while scrambling, and on plays designed for
him to run like a quarterback keeper or zone read.
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Chances of being hit
By play type
of 70 plays
of 50 plays
Scramble Running on pass play
of 423 plays
In the pocket
Move your cursor from left to right over the diagram to see the progression of the play.
Griffin was hit on a third of the plays in Week 3 against the Bengals. He was sacked five times and fumbled three times, once for a turnover.
Dec. 9: Haloti Ngata of the Baltimore Ravens tackles Griffin with two minutes remaining. Griffin left the field with a sprained right knee, came back briefly, then left the game for good a few plays later.
Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo comes through the line untouched on a blitz.
Griffin breaks out of the pocket to run for a first down, eluding three defenders.
Ngata catches Griffin, and the collision causes Griffin’s knee to whip violently.