Robert Griffin III was expected to be the Washington Redskins’ starting quarterback earlier this year, but things changed and head coach Jay Gruden decided to role with Kirk Cousins as his starter.
That decision hasn’t sat well with Griffin and the relationship between Griffin and Cousins has suffered in a big way. According to a new report from Bleacher Report, Griffin and Cousins have been refusing to talk to each other so far this season. It is a big issue to have that type of a feud going on in the locker room, but it all comes back to the way that the coaching staff handled the entire situation.
Washington has started the season off at 1-1 and is coming off of a nice win over the St. Louis Rams yesterday. Cousins hasn’t done a bad job quarterbacking the team to this point, completing 75.9 percent of his passes for 399 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
It will be interesting to see what happens with the Redskins throughout the remainder of the season. At this point in time it appears that Griffin’s time with the team could very well be over. They will likely show interest in trading him at some point in the near future, more than likely next offseason assuming Cousins can continue playing solid football.
Obviously this is disappointing news that two grown men on the same football team cannot put issues behind them. Having drama in the locker room is a perfect way to destroy any hope that a season has.
Hopefully these two get the situation figure out over the next couple of weeks and can work together to make each other better as well as the team. Washington definitely has a lot of talent this season on the roster and they can’t afford to mess it up due to stupid childish drama.
Griffin certainly wasn’t treated right by the head coach, but that doesn’t mean that he should take it out on the current starter.
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