The drama in our nation’s capital continues to grow as the Mike Shanahan-Daniel Synder saga receives more attention, while quarterback Robert Griffin III also has been involved in the constant storylines.
Earlier this week, questions began to rise whether or not the team would be playing Griffin or Kirk Cousins in Week 15 when the Redskins take on the Atlanta Falcons.
As we get closer to Sunday’s match up, the growing belief is that Cousins will be the team’s starting quarterback whenever the team takes the field.
From Jay Glazer of FOX Sports:
Thinking inside Redskins building today is that Shanahan is going w Cousins unless RG3 is able to convince him otherwise
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) December 11, 2013
Glazer did add the “unless RG3 is able to convince him otherwise” clause, but it is hard to imagine Griffin would be able to change Shanahan’s mind at this point in the season.
There is no doubt that Griffin has greatly struggled this season and looked like a shell of the player that he was in his rookie season, so the time may be right to roll with Cousins for the final three weeks of the season.
If Cousins shines, the team could either decide to move forward with Cousins as their starting quarterback moving forward or use the last three weeks as an audition for teams that are looking to add a talented quarterback to their roster in the offseason.