The Redskins are preparing for their first playoff game since Mike Shanahan took over as the team’s head coach and a report by Mark Maske of the Washington Post suggests they are also preparing to reward Shanahan for taking them there.
Maske reports that the team is “seriously considering” giving Shanahan an extension during the offseason. Shanahan signed a five-year deal when he became the team’s coach in 2010, so there are still two years left on the initial deal and there’s discussion in the organization about whether to open up extension talks now or in a year. Per Maske’s sources, it looks more likely that they’ll do it this offseason.
Neither Shanahan or the Redskins commented on the report, which also indicates that the Redskins would hold off on any talks until after they are done playing this season.
Shanahan had a 14-27 record with the Redskins after the first nine games of this season, the point that Shanahan decided to make his famous comments about evaluating the team for the future. They’ve won seven games and the NFC East title since then, which has put Shanahan in position to extend his stay in Washington for a few more years.