One would presume that RG3 may be in his last days with the Redskins now that Jay Gruden has made the decision to bench him, but that might not be the case. There’s actually a possibility that Gruden may be the one on the hot seat.
And according to Jason Reid of the Washington Post, that’s a possibility. In the latest of what is becoming an all-too-frequent stream of quotes from unnamed sources, a team official tells Reid that Gruden could be “one and done,” a team official said, meaning Gruden could be fired even though he’s just wrapping up the first year of his five-year contract.
The issue is that while Gruden appears to have concluded that Griffin isn’t the right person to be the franchise quarterback, owner Dan Snyder and G.M. Bruce Allen may not be on board with that conclusion. And if Snyder and Allen ultimately decide that they want Griffin to be their quarterback, while Gruden is adamant that he can’t win with Griffin, Snyder and Allen may decide to move on.
If this happens, then it will be made clear to any incoming coach that it’s RG3 or bust for the Redskins. It would be interesting to see which prospects would actually want to coach under these types of conditions.
[h/t NBC Sports]