Coach Jay Gruden said he doesn’t need to see any more from Robert Griffin III to form his opinion about the struggling quarterback as the Redskins head toward an offseason that will feature a big decision about his future with the team.
The quarterback – once the face of the franchise after the team gave up three first-round picks and a second-rounder for the rights to draft him second overall in 2012 – has fallen out of favor with the first-year head coach and got benched after four full games.
There is division within the organization over the quarterback. Gruden is ready to move on from the quarterback, but owner Daniel Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen are not yet ready to write him off, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation.
While Gruden aims to remain with McCoy as his starter in the final stretch of the season, insisting that the fifth-year journeyman gives the Redskins the better chance the win than does Griffin or Kirk Cousins, ownership and management would like to see more of Griffin so they can make a more educated decision on the quarterback and his future.
Gruden hasn’t publicly said what he thinks about Griffin’s future and his chances of developing. But on Thursday, he said he doesn’t need to play him in any more games to form his opinion.
“He’s right here. I know where he’s at. He’s right here,” Gruden said. “We’ve seen a lot of him, and if he gets another opportunity to play, which could happen – could happen first quarter of this game, could happen next week – I don’t know. Right now, the decision is to go with Colt and see how he does, and the rest will take care of itself.”
SOURCE: Mike Jones