After four years as head coach of the Washington Redskins, and an abysmal 3-13 finish to the 2013 NF regular season after Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants, head coach Mike Shanahan has been fired by the team this morning, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post:
Mike Shanahan and his staff have been fired.
— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) December 30, 2013
Coming into this season, the hopes were through the roof for the Redskins as they enjoyed some of their greatest success in recent memory in the first season of quarterback Robert Griffin III, making the playoffs in his first year, Shanahan’s third for the team.
This year, however, was a different story as the reported rift between Griffin and his head coach seemed to grow a bit, causing tension among a lot of people in the nation’s capital.
2013, and that 3-13 record was the former Super Bowl-winning coach’s worst at the helm.
Also, Shanahan has one more year left on his five-year, $35 million contract.