Should the Washington Redskins bench Robert Griffin III?

Sep 15, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) and head coach Mike Shanahan walk on the sidelines during the game against the Green Bay Packers in the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Redskins could have a problem on their hands. In the first two weeks of the regular season, quarterback Robert Griffin III has looked awful early in the games as the team falls in to early holes before waking up in the second half and putting up respectable stats.

If Griffin puts together another first half like he has against the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers, should the team consider benching the player that they have invested so much in?

To be fair to Griffin, he is rusty from the time off due to his recovery from ACL reconstruction. However, he has looked shaky in the pocket and his mechanics in the pocket have been off as he fails to step in to his throws and drive the ball downfield.

Could it be a lack of confidence in his injured knee?

Griffin doesn’t look comfortable and he has not looked like the player he was in his rookie season, so the team could strongly consider turning to fellow second-year signal-caller Kirk Cousins, who has proven to be a valuable player.

It is something that Washington will need to give serious consideration to if RG3 comes out and looks lackluster in his next start against the Detroit Lions.

There is the possibility that Griffin could still be adjusting from his time off because of the injury, but there is a strong reason for concern.

Add in the Redskins poor defensive showings and it is about to be chaos in Washington.

What do you think, FanSiders? Should the Redskins turn to Cousins if Griffin doesn’t look sharp in his next start or should they continue to ride out the ups and downs and hope that the man they are counting on to be their franchise quarterback can turn things around? Sound off in the comments below and share your thoughts.

Topics: Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

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  • Adam Banig

    Hell NO!

    The only way RG3 doesn’t play is if he physically can’t.

    They’ve already made the decision to start RG3 and be, “All in Week 1″ once that happened, you stick with the plan

  • MarkMosley

    he is a phucking porch munkey that can not run any more. He will not last this season and he is OUT of the NFL. I predict this will happen. He phucckiggnn sucks

  • Lendrick Robinson

    RGIII is a dual threat quarterback. If you take away one of those threats, it makes him extremely one dimensional. Without the ability to effectively run the ball, RGIII will not be a good NFL quarterback. He should be benched and the Redskins should bet their future on Cousins.

  • Kevin

    Redskin Fan here, secondary can’t cover or tackle, receivers can’t catch (except: Garcon and Moss). Philly was a surprise, Green Bay better. They will come around, relax!

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