RGIII has struggled this year and health is a concern.
Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has revealed that he is considering benching quarterback Robert Griffin III for the rest of the season.
The 23-year-old has struggled this year as the Redskins have slumped to 3-10 for the season, and he has rarely looked like the player of last season following his knee surgery in the summer.
Shanahan has admitted that he is concerned for his quarterback’s health for the final three regular season games, as RG III has been sacked 24 times in the last five games, and 38 times across the entire season.
While the Redskins coach conceded he hasn’t made a final decision on the matter yet, it is evident that he is considering it and will likely confirm his choice in the next two days.
In contrast, Shanahan has previously suggested that he wants Griffin to play as much as possible in order to develop after missing the off-season while he was in rehabilitation.
“I’ve got to do what’s best for the organization,” Shanahan said, as reported by ESPN. “If we feel the best thing for the organization is doing that for Robert, then hopefully Robert will understand why we’re doing it.
“We’re doing it because he’s a franchise quarterback and we want him to be able to go into the offseason and get full preparation and be ready for next year rather than playing one of the next three games and all of a sudden he sets himself back with a possible injury, whatever that may be.”
Shanahan is expected to discuss the situation with team owner Daniel Snyder, although there have been reports that his position as coach is under threat after a disappointing year.
He insisted that he would “love to come back” next year, but there isn’t expected to be a decision on his future until the end of the season when he will discuss his options with Snyder.
Nevertheless, the headlines remain fixed on Griffin for now and the question is being asked as to whether or not the Redskins fans have seen the last of him this year.