Robert Griffin III shares best NFL landing spot for Will Levis
Robert Griffin III has an intriguing suggestion for which NFL team should draft Kentucky quarterback Will Levis.
During a segment on ESPN’s Get Up, Griffin III is lobbying for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to select the 6-foot-4, 232-pound passer. The Buccaneers have the No. 19 overall selection in the 2023 NFL Draft.
In the wake of legendary quarterback Tom Brady retiring, the Buccaneers signed Baker Mayfield to compete for the starting position against Kyle Trask.
However, Griffin III believes the man for the job hails from Big Blue Nation. Griffin isn’t putting much stock into Levis’ regression last season, citing injuries as the factor. Instead Griffin is enamored by Levis’ 2021 campaign in which he amassed 2,826 yards and 24 touchdowns through the air while also rushing for 376 yards and nine scores.
“This is a tricky one but I think it should be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. When you watch Will Levis on tape, don’t watch last year’s tape because you’ll come away a little bit disappointed. He was a little bit banged up. His 2021 tape is absolutely phenomenal. I love his release, the way he throws the football. That’s going to get guys like Mike Evans and Chris Godwin a little more excited than having Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask competing it out to replace the GOAT Tom Brady.”
Levis spent 2 seasons at Kentucky after beginning at Penn State from 2018-20. Levis guided Kentucky to an 18-8 mark in his time with the Wildcats.