There have been all sorts of reports and whispers and Tweets regarding the question of whether Mike Shanahan will be the next coach of the Redskins.
And based on the information we’ve gathered from sources whom we trust, we are convinced that Shanahan is and has been talking to the Redskins, and that Shanahan can have the job if he wants it.
But it’s not a done deal. As with the Vinny Cerrato-Bruce Allen swap, the Redskins possibly have to comply with the Rooney Rule before putting Zorn in a box and pulling the curtain shut and saying the magic words and then dropping the curtain to reveal Shanahan.
It’s also possible that Shanahan will decide not to take the job. As Mike Klis of the Denver Post pointed out last night, Shanahan is still owed $7 million in 2010 and $7 million in 2011. Thus, if he makes anything less than $7 million per year to coach the Redskins, Shanahan will essentially be working for free.
Regardless of how it all turns out, Shanahan has definitely been talking to the Redskins and Shanahan definitely is in play. We are more convinced of those facts than anything we’ve ever previously reported, and anyone who says anything contrary to that is either misinformed or advancing an agenda.