The Washington Redskins have made it official and parted ways with head coach Mike Shanahan. It ends a five-year deal worth $35 million just shy of the final season and owner Dan Snyder said the team’s fans deserved better.
“Redskins fans deserve a better result,” Snyder said in statement released by the team. “We thank Mike for his efforts on behalf of the Redskins. We will focus on what it takes to build a winning team, and my pledge to this organization and to this community is to continue to commit the resources and talent necessary to put this team back in the playoffs.”
“We are going to take a smart, step-by-step approach to finding the right coach to return the Redskins to where we believe we should be,” Executive Vice President/General Manager Bruce Allen said. “We will analyze accurately and honestly all of the decisions that were made over the past year.”
The Redskins made the playoffs last year but failed to return this season.