Rumors about whether or not Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan would return for another season have been swirling for a couple of weeks now. The speculation reached its peak when Kirk Cousins was named the staring quarterback for the final games of the season.
Unfortunately for Shanahan, those rumors will persist for a little while longer. The coach recently told The Washington Post that no postseason meeting has been set with owner Daniel Snyder.
Shanahan spoke about how he and his family are dealing with his lack of job security at a recent press conference.
“I mean that’s part of the job,” he said. “We understand what goes with our job. Our job is to win and if you don’t win, good things don’t happen. We understand that. We’ve been in it for a while. I think when you’re a little bit younger and it’s your first experience, you see how it affects everybody – not that it doesn’t affect you when you’re older, but you’ve been through it before. You understand the highs and lows of the profession and you deal with it. If you deal with it too much then you’re not in the profession very long.”
With preseason expectations sky high, the Redskins have endured a tough year with a 3-12 record. They will close out their disappointing season against the New York Giants on Sunday.