The Washington Redskins have named Kirk Cousins the starting quarterback and they also announced that Robert Griffin III will be shut down for the remainder of the season (ESPN). Griffin told reporters that the decisions was made because the team “wanted to make sure I got to the offseason free from injury.”
Here is what Mike Shanahan thought of the situation:
“I think the risk is too great. I don’t want him going to his third year on IR,” he said. “We’re in here to win games, but I’m going to do the right thing.”
The Redskins organization is in all kinds of turmoil right now. Coach Shanahan and owner Dan Snyder have a rocky relationship. The team is playing terrible. Cousins could be playing as possible trade bait. If he does well, the team should be able to get a decent draft pick, but if he stumbles he could scare some teams off.
With Griffin shut down for the year, Rex Grossman will be used as the backup quarterback for the rest of the season.