Your move, Mr. Snyder.
In a turn that’s been expected since he broached the topic on Monday, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has decided to start Kirk Cousins at quarterback against the Falcons this week, according to multiple reports which we’ve independently confirmed.
That will trigger the next wave of tension between quarterback Robert Griffin III and owner Daniel Snyder and Shanahan, which already appeared to be considerable.
But it could also create pressure on the Redskins this offseason if Cousins plays well.
If Cousins can do something Griffin has been unable to lately (play well, win), it could create a quarterback controversy that would extend well beyond Shanahan’s employment there.
That might be his parting gift to Dan Snyder, one he seems happy to provide as he walks away.