Robert Griffin III continues to regress as a quarterback. Now he may end up getting his coach fired.
Griffin has been a hot button issue in Washington for two years now. Last year Mike Shanahan convinced ownership to bench the former No. 2 overall pick and was then let go by the Redskins at the end of the season.
This offseason the Redskins added Jay Gruden and after just half a season he came to the same conclusion that benching Griffin was the best idea for winning games.
Now he too may be leaving after just one season.
The Washington Post reports the following on the situation in Washington:
Although it’s unknown whether Snyder and Allen eventually will agree to trade Griffin, what has become clear from recent conversations with Redskins officials is that Gruden believes he needs a clean break from Griffin to focus on fixing Washington’s 3-9 mess. And if Snyder and Allen commit to Griffin as the starter in 2015, Gruden could be “one and done,” a team official said, alluding to Gruden possibly being fired despite four years remaining on his guaranteed five-year contract.
The mess that is the Redskins host the Rams on Sunday. Ironically the Rams are the team that received the bounty of picks for the right to draft Griffin.