Jay Gruden’s lack of support to franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III may end up costing the first-year coach his job.
According to Jason Reid of theWashington Post, Gruden’s benching of Griffin has left the coaching staff and senior management at odds and could lead to Gruden being let go.
Gruden could be ‘one and done,’” an unnamed Redskinsofficial said Tuesday, alluding to Gruden possibly being fired if owner Dan Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen commit to Griffin as the starter in 2015.
Some believe Gruden, who has been brutally honest in his public assessment of Griffin,and the Redskins are better off without the 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year. Griffin, plagued by two major injuries, has won just three games as a starter since his breakout rookie season.
Snyder traded four high-round picks in order to select Griffin second overall in the 2012 draft and appears unwilling to accept the failings, holding onto Griffin in hopes that he returns to his rookie year form and spurning anyone that disagrees.
It wouldn’tbe the first time a coach is one-and-done on Snyder’s team. Snyder fired Marty Schottenheimer after just one season in 2001.