Posted December 11, 2013 by Luis Mercado in Sports

Washington Redskins Will Sit Down RGIII For The Rest Of The Season

The chess game between Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan and owner Daniel Snyder is heading to the next level.

It’s Snyder’s move now with Shanahan’s announcement that backup quarterback Kirk Cousins will start for the rest of the year.

According to the head coach he wants to limit current starting quarterback Robert Griffin III chances of injury with no chance of making the playoffs.

“I think the risk is too great. I don’t want him going to his third year on IR. We’re in here to win games, but I’m going to do the right thing.”

The decision to sit him comes at a time where reports surfaced that the head coach had cleaned out his desk after losing in the first round in the wildcard game in the playoffs because of the way Griffin was being “empowered by Snyder.”

When the injury to the quarterback happened though, he decided it wasn’t right to leave under such circumstances.

Shanahan’s record is 24-37 and he is definitely on the hot seat with one more year left in his contract. The Redskins next game is December 15 against the Atlanta Falcons.