Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins believes quarterback Robert Griffin III will be involved in the team’s coaching search. The Redskins say he won’t be.
Team spokesman Tony Wyllie points out via email, in response to our item containing quotes Cousins apparently gave to ESPN, that G.M. Bruce Allen has said that Griffin won’t be involved in the process.
Of course, that doesn’t change what Cousins said.
Besides, who cares if Griffin is involved? The relationship between coach and quarterback has become even more critical as the game continues to skew toward the pass. When a team already has anointed a franchise quarterback and isn’t inclined to give the new coach a chance to choose Cousins or someone else, it’s important for the Redskins to hire someone who can get along well with Griffin before it’s too late.
So, yes, Griffin should be involved. And, no, the Redskins shouldn’t care if the backup quarterback expresses a belief that Griffin will be involved.