Clawing Away: A Tribute To Former Wolverine and NFL Journeyman Brian Griese


Published: July 16, 2009

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... and Byron Leftwich battling for the starting job and Josh Freeman in place to eventually take over, Griese was the odd man out. So it really wasn't much of a shock that Griese was cut.

What is next for Griese?

Does he try to land with yet another team? One that would make sense would be the New England Patriots. There he would back up Tom Brady who backed him up at Michigan. Brady is coming back from surgery and Griese would be a good insurance plan if Brady were to go down again.

Looking around the league there are definitely teams who need a backup.

The other option for Griese would be to retire. I don't know that he will do that just yet, but his career has definitely been one that was up and down.

After leading Michigan to it's only National Championship in my lifetime, Griese was drafted by the Denver Broncos. He earned a Super Bowl ring his first year in the league when he backed up John Elway. Then Elway retired and Griese took over...

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