On Monday, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he’d let the media know “in the next couple of days” whether quarterback Robert Griffin III will remain the starter for the rest of the season.
As of Tuesday night, Shanahan has said nothing. To anyone.
Jeff Darlington of NFL Network reports that, as of 6:30 p.m. ET, Shanahan has not informed Griffin about his status for Sunday at Atlanta.
A league source confirms to PFT that the Redskins are holding the info close to the vest for now.
They can’t do it much longer. Even if Shanahan decides to renege on his promise to reveal the decision “in the next couple of days,” word will emerge after practice on Wednesday, when Griffin or Kirk Cousins take the first-team reps.
Now that owner Daniel Snyder reportedly has called Shanahan’s bluff, the head coach has to decide whether he’ll go through with his potential plan, which would open Shanahan up to even more criticism regarding what appears to be a blatant effort to get fired and get paid for 2014.
And while on the surface Snyder can pretend he doesn’t care if Griffin doesn’t play in three meaningless games, a strong showing by Cousins down the stretch could create an unwanted quarterback controversy among fans who possibly have begun the process of falling out of love with RGIII.