The RGIII era in Washington could be ending soon if Griffin doesn’t improve his fundamentals this week.
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After a week of calling each other out, Washington head coach Jay Gruden is reportedly prepared to bench QB Robert Griffin III if he does not improve during the remainder of the season.
According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Gruden will be willing and able to bench a healthy RGIII if he continues his season-long struggles against the San Francisco 49ers when they play on the road this week. Griffin’s replacement would be QB Colt McCoy, who led the team to a pair of wins in relief of Washington’s other backup Kirk Cousins when Griffin was injured earlier this year.
Gruden called his QB out for speaking down about his teammates and for having bad fundamentals in a 27-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home last week.
At the end of the season, Washington will be required to decide whether or not to exercise their 5th year option on RGIII, who the team drafted 3 1st-round picks and several other high draft picks to acquire from the St. Louis Rams in the 2012 NFL draft. Griffin was the 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year, Pro Bowler and led Washington to their first NFC East division title since 1999. If Washington decides not to exercise their option on Griffin, he will become a free agent in 2016.