What began as a rumor looks to now be official: Skins coach Mike Shanahan will shut down RGIII for the remainder of the season and let Kirk Cousins play. The news is everywhere now, and the latest shows that Rex Grossman will be the backup Sunday in Atlanta, putting Griffin on the inactive list.
Team source confirms NFL AM report that Kirk Cousins will start for the #Redskins against Atlanta Sunday.
— John Keim (@john_keim) December 11, 2013
At 3-10 and with Griffin taking a beating over the last five games, the move makes football sense. But considering the mess that has become the Redskins organization since last Sunday morning, who knows the true motivation in benching RGIII.
Like always with this ongoing trainwreck, stay tuned for more; both Shanahan and RGIII are scheduled to talk later today.
12/17/10: Mike Shanahan benched Donovan McNabb with three games left. Deactivated him as the third QB. 2013 could be round two.
— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) December 11, 2013