The Washington Redskins should trade Robert Griffin III before next season. Wednesday was decision day and Coach Shanahan chose to go with Kirk Cousins at quarterback. After hearing the news of RG III’s benching for Sunday’s game, it was evident that the lost season for the Redskins was ending. Then Sportsline.com reported that Robert Griffin III would be inactive for the remainder of the season.
It’s never a good sign when a quarterback goes from starting to inactive in a week. This is especially true when the quarterback is deemed to be 100 percent healthy. Even if Robert Griffin III was benched due to performance reasons, as a leader of the team, you would expect him to be in uniform.
Instead, RG III is relegated to the bench in street clothes. He’s actually not part of the team. Mike Shanahan has made him a non factor. Whether it’s good or bad, it’s the truth.
John Madden chimed in on SiriusXM NFL Radio, and said the Shanahan’s move to bench Robert Griffin III for health reasons is “baloney.” In addition, Madden said the power play by Shanahan ruins the “integrity of the game.”
Maybe Mike Shanahan is trying to keep his job and have Kirk Cousins as the starting quarterback for the future. If Cousins shows that he’s a viable option, then Washington can put Robert Griffin III on the trading block.
The impact of this dreadful season has taken a toll on everybody in the organization, and Washington gave up two first round picks for the services of RG III. They also need help at multiple positions on both sides of the ball.
If you don’t think a player can do a job, the best thing to do is make a trade while the stock will be somewhat high. A fresh start for all may be just what the doctor ordered.
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