If you were sensing some tension from the Washington Redskins organization about the possibility that star quarterback Robert Griffin III had some input on who would be the team’s next head coach, that may be because Griffin is bringing it on himself.
According to Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post, Griffin has “bragged to teammates that he could procure favors from the owner and influence the franchise’s direction.”
Jenkins claims that she learned the news from “insiders,” which is a nicer way of saying “unnamed Redskins players.”
It wouldn’t be shocking to learn that a team’s franchise quarterback has some influence over the hiring of the team’s head coach due to the relationship the two must have to run a cohesive team, but the fact that Griffin is “bragging” about it could rub teammates the wrong way.
There have already been some cases where it looks like the team has some deeper issues that extend into the locker room and perhaps Griffin is at the center of them all.
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