Ryan Griffin
Griffin at MacDill Air Force Base with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2017
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-11-17) November 17, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Santa Monica, California
Career information
College: Tulane
Undrafted in 2013
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New Orleans Saints ( 2013 2014)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Ryan Griffin (born November 17, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He played college football at Tulane.

College careerEdit

After redshirting for the 2008 season, Ryan Griffin played in nine games of the 2009 season. He led the team in total offense, passing attempts, completions, passing yards, and touchdown passes, while finishing 2nd in completion percentage and passing efficiency. All of his offensive numbers stand as Tulane records for a freshman quarterback.

Griffin started all 11 games he played in as a sophomore in the 2010 season, and ranked 6th in Conference USA in passing yards per game, 8th in total offensive yards per game, and 10th in passing efficiency. He gained more than 300 yards in 3 games, including a season-best 412 yards against Tulsa.

In the 2011 season, he started all 13 games and once again led the team in total offense, pass attempts, completions, passing yards, touchdown passes, and passing efficiency.

As a senior in the 2012 season, he started all nine games he played in and was given an honorable-mention spot on the All-Conference USA team. He finished the season ranked 2nd in C-USA in passing yards per game and yards of total offense per game, and 5th in passing efficiency. Griffin threw for 300-plus yards 5 times with two 400-plus yard games, and twice set the school single-game passing record. He set the record the first time with 466 yards and a career-best 5 touchdown passes vs UAB and surpassed that with 476 yards and 4 touchdowns vs Rice. Griffin holds the Tulane career records in pass attempts, completions, and completion percentage. He is 2nd in passing yards, passing yards per game, pass attempts per game, completions per game, and 300-yard passing games. Griffin finished his college career with 9,026 yards, 56 touchdowns, and 35 interceptions.[1][2]

Professional careerEdit

New Orleans SaintsEdit

Griffin signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft.[3] He was released on August 31, 2013.[4] On September 1, 2013, Griffin re-signed to the Saints' Practice Squad.[5] He was placed on the active roster on October 22, 2013, only after the St. Louis Rams offered Griffin an opportunity to sign with them.[6] To facilitate Griffin's signing to the active roster, linebacker Martez Wilson was waived.[7]

On September 2, 2014, it was announced that the Saints had waived Griffin and re-signed kicker Shayne Graham to the 53-man roster.[8] After clearing waivers on September 3, 2014, Griffin was re-signed to the Saints practice squad.[9] To make room for Griffin, linebacker Todd Davis was released from the practice squad.[10]

Griffin was released on September 5, 2015 for final roster cuts before the start of the season.[11]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Edit

On September 6, 2015, Griffin was claimed off waivers by the Buccaneers.[12] In 2015 and 2016, Griffin was the Buccaneers' third-string quarterback behind Jameis Winston and Mike Glennon. He did not play any snaps during his first two seasons.

On August 30, 2017, Griffin signed a one-year contract extension with the Buccaneers.[13] He was placed on injured reserve on September 4, 2017 after suffering a shoulder injury in the preseason.[14] He was activated off injured reserve to the active roster on November 7, 2017 to back up Ryan Fitzpatrick after starter Jameis Winston was sidelined with an injury.[15]

On March 12, 2019, Griffin signed a two-year contract extension with the Buccaneers.[16]


  1. "Ryan Griffin Bio – Tulane Green Wave Official Athletic Site". Retrieved September 9, 2013.
  2. "Ryan Griffin Stats – ESPN". November 17, 1989. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
  3. Saints sign QB Ryan Griffin, Retrieved September 3, 2014.
  4. NFL Roster Cuts 2013: Saints Waive Ryan Griffin, Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  5. Saints sign Ryan Griffin among six to practice squad, Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  6. New Orleans Saints add former Tulane quarterback Ryan Griffin to active roster, source says, Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  7. Saints waive Martez Wilson, Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  8. New Orleans Saints sign Shayne Grahamm, waive quarterback Ryan Griffin, Retrieved September 2, 2014.
  9. Griffin back on Saints' practice squad, Retrieved September 3, 2014.
  10. Todd Davis Released from Saints Practice Squad and QB Ryan Griffin Signed, Retrieved September 3, 2014.
  11. Triplett, Mike (September 5, 2015). "New Orleans Saints cut 22 players, including Stanley Jean-Baptiste". ESPN. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  12. Patra, Kevin (September 6, 2015). "Notable waiver claims: Bucs snag five players". Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  13. Alper, Josh (August 30, 2017). "Bucs extend Ryan Griffin’s contract through 2018".
  14. Smith, Scott (September 4, 2017). "Bucs Sign Pro Bowl Safety T.J. Ward".
  15. Smith, Scott (November 7, 2017). "Buccaneers Activate Ryan Griffin".
  16. Smith, Scott (March 12, 2019). "Bucs Re-Sign QB Ryan Griffin".

External linksEdit

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