Cousins to Replace Griffin III: NFL News at YouWager
Washington Redskins Kirk Cousins will replace Robert Griffin III at quarterback this coming Sunday when the team meets the Atlanta Falcons.
Washington’s players have been told that Griffin wont be suiting up for Sunday’s game and veteran Rex Grossman would be the backup quarterback.
Furthermore, at the beginning of the week coach Mike Shanahan considered the possibility of benching Griffin for the last three regular-season games, citing 24 sacks in the past five games and wanting to keep YouWager bettors happy by keeping the star player healthy for the offseason.
Griffin’s offseason work in 2013 was compromised by the major knee injury he suffered in the team’s playoff defeat against the Seattle Seahawks in January.
Cousins was the second quarterback the Redskins took in the 2012 NFL draft, going to Washington in the fourth round after the team took Griffin No. 2 overall.
The 25 year-old appeared in three games last season, leading the Redskins to a win versus the Baltimore Ravens after Griffin left with an injury and starting the next week while facing the Cleveland Browns, another win. Cousins finished the season with 466 yards on 33-of-48 passing with four touchdowns and three interceptions.
Coach Shanahan, who has been on the verge of losing his job, also added he spoke with Redskin’s owner Dan Snyder and that if he switched quarterbacks, he’d discuss it first with him.
As for Shanahan’s future with the Washington team, everything is currently “status quo.” His status for next football season entering last weekend was full of doubts.
The Redskins (3-10) were trounced 45-10 by the Kansas City Chiefs later Sunday, a defeat that followed a number of stories in recent weeks discussing the nature of Shanahan’s relationship with Griffin as well as that between the quarterback and the coach’s son, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.