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Dec 29, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) waves to fans before a game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Jay Gruden names Robert Griffin III Redskins starting QB

Former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden accepted the Washington Redskins head coaching job on Thursday, which led to some immediate discussion about what the future would hold with the team’s quarterback competition.

Gruden convinced the Bengals to draft traditional style quarterback Andy Dalton over Colin Kaepernick when he was calling the shots in Cincinnati, so what could that mean for Robert Griffin III?

Apparently not too much.

Wasting no time and putting an immediate end to the speculation, Gruden announced that Robert Griffin III was the team’s starting quarterback moving forward.

Last season, Griffin threw for 3,203 passing yards, 16 TDs and 12 interceptions. He added 489 yards on the ground.

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