The Washington Redskins are considering the idea of firing head coach Mike Shanahan, per the Washington Post. The firing season has started early this season after the Houston Texans already have fired Gary Kubiak. The Texans have already started their coaching search and the Redskins could start their search very soon.
Shanahan’s contract runs through to the 2014 season and would pay him $7 million if he were to be the head coach next season. Owner Dan Snyder may be looking for a way to get himself off of the hook for that salary, but there would be a whole process that would need to be gone through in order to make that happen. They would have to prove a reason on which he is getting fired.
The Redskins made it to the playoffs last season and the team has fallen off of the map this season. The offense has struggled. The defense can’t stop anyone. Everything has fallen apart. They need a breath of fresh air out there to get that thing moving in the right direction.