The Redskins still have one game left before their 2013 season comes to an end, but it might not take long after the final whistle of that matchup with the Giants for the team to drop the curtain on Mike Shanahan’s tenure as head coach.
Mark Maske and Jason Reid of the Washington Post report via a pair of sources that the decision to fire Shanahan has “definitely” been made. One source says that the only question left is whether Shanahan will be officially terminated on Sunday night or if the team will wait until Monday to pull the trigger. The other source says the move will come on Monday.
In recent weeks, Shanahan has responded to many questions about his future by saying that he would meet with Redskins owner Dan Snyder after the end of the season to discuss what comes next for the franchise. Shanahan said Friday that no meeting has been set as of yet and it doesn’t appear that step will actually take place if if the Post report is accurate.
Jay Glazer of FOX and Adam Schefter of ESPN also put Shanahan on their list of coaches on the way out during Sunday’s pregame shows, which pretty much meshes with what everyone has assumed since the moment it became clear there would be no remarkable second half turnaround in Washington this season.