Shanahan refuses to announce Redskins quarterback

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Speaking to reporters after a blowout loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Mike Shanahan declined to announce who would start for the Washington Redskins in Week 15.

The Redskins will lay against the Atlanta Falcons next week and currently it is unclear if Robert Griffin III will start after he was benched late in a 45-10 loss to the Chiefs.

“We’ll talk about that later,” Shanahan said, via ESPN. “That’s with anybody in any position. We’ll look at injuries, we’ll look at where we are and what direction we’re going.”

Griffin was pulled after a 12-of-26 performance which produced just 164 yards and a touchdown. Griffin also threw an interception. While Kirk Cousins replaced him his numbers were no better going 7-of-16 for 59 yards.

The Redskins will likely ride out the season with Griffin but the coaches unwillingness to name a quarterback for next week will only bring more questions about his relationship with the 2012 first round pick.

Griffin declined to play up the issue simply saying that he expected to start next week.

“There was no way we could win it, so he was going to pull me out,” Griffin said. “At that point I just didn’t want to risk injury in the latter part of that game.”